Update: Dubuque boil water advisory cancelled

People affected by the boil water advisory in Dubuque are within the black lines.
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The boil advisory for part of Dubuque has been cancelled and lifted.

Water test results received Friday morning confirmed there was no contamination of the water system in the area.
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A water main break on Hill Street has caused the City of Dubuque Water Department to issue a boil water advisory for residents and businesses in the affected area.

The main break was found late Tuesday night on Hill Street at Burch Street near West 5th Street.

The break caused a decrease in water pressure to people in the area.

A boil advisory is being issued for about 1,000 water customers in the area.

The area for the boil water advisory is roughly bordered by Loras Boulevard on the north, North Grandview Avenue on the west, Langworthy Street on the south, and Wilson Avenue on the east.

Until the advisory is lifted, the water department has the following recommendations for customers in the affected area only:


  • Do not drink tap water without boiling it first.

  • Bring water to a boil, let boil for one minute, and let it cool before drinking/using.

  • Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until the advisory is lifted.


Un-boiled tap water may be used for bathing and other non-drinking purposes. 

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