201 East Pleasant Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-2484

Water Shutdown Boil Advisory S. 4th and W. Locust

NOTICE

PLEASE EXCUSE THIS INCONVENIENCE

TEMPORARY WATER SHUT-OFF

The water main that serves your building must be shut-off to allow for the replacement of a Water Main Valve located at West Locust and South 4th Street. Please draw enough water to supply your needs during this period.

This shut down will start on WEDNSDAY JUNE 24th, at approximately 9:00am and continue until the work is complete – we anticipate this to be done by Mid-Afternoon depending on any issues we encounter.

A boil advisory will be effective immediately once the water is restored on Wednesday the 24th. 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.

The boil advisory will ONLY affect the areas of:

300 to 500 blocks of South 4th Street

300 and 400 block of West Locust Street

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. 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 THURSDAY JUNE 25th late afternoon or the Morning of FRIDAY JUNE 26th .

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.