Iowa American Water issues precautionary boil order for main break in Clinton

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CLINTON, Ill. (KWQC) — UPDATE: To err on the side of caution, a precautionary boil advisory has been issued for a very limited number of customers in a two-block area in Clinton. Once repairs are complete and water service is restored, customers on the following two blocks will be under a precautionary boil advisory:

-- 400 block of South 3rd Street in Clinton
-- 200 block of 5th Avenue South in Clinton

A notice will be posted on these customers’ doors prior to water service being restored. All other customers in Clinton are NOT under a precautionary boil advisory.

ORIGINAL: Iowa American Water is reporting a large water main break in the Clinton service area that is currently causing a water service interruption and/or low water pressure for some of their Clinton customers.

The break is located at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Third Street in Clinton. Water company crews are currently operating valves to isolate the main break and minimize the number of customers impacted.

Iowa American Water regrets the inconvenience this emergency repair work is causing some of our customers and thanks them for their patience and understanding.

The crew is working as quickly and safely as possible to get water service restored to those impacted. It typically it takes 4-6 hours to do emergency repairs on a water main depending on how extensive the repairs are that need to be made.