Citywide Boil Advisory In Effect
The Maquoketa Water Department is recommending to boil water before using for drinking or to use an alternative source.
Due to a SCADA equipment failure parts of the Maquoketa Water System temporarily lost or had low pressure overnight. We are issuing this boil advisory as a precaution.
A City Wide Boil Advisory is in effect.
The advisory will remain in place until at least one set of bacteria samples have been completed confirming that the water meets all regulatory standards.
Because of the potential for bacterial or other contamination, it is recommended by the IDNR that residents either boil water or use bottled water for drinking or cooking until further notice.
Residents are advised to bring water to a boil for one minute and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water if present. Tap water may be used for bathing and other similar purposes.
Residents will be notified when the boil advisory is lifted on KMAQ radio and the City of Maquoketa Facebook page. It is anticipated the advisory will be lifted by Tuesday June 1st, 2021.
Occasionally, some problems occur after the water supply is reinstated. If water shows discoloration, run the water until it clears.If water is available from most faucets, but won’t flow from a particular one, remove the screen from that faucet and run water.Clean the faucet screen and reinstall it.
If you have any concerns regarding the water service interruption, please contact Jeff Bodenhofer at 563-652-4881.
Find more information at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline, 800-427-4791.