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UPDATE: The boil order issued for Burlington and West Burlington on Sunday has been lifted.

The following announcement was issued on Tuesday night by the Burlington Municipal Waterworks.

The Burlington Municipal Waterworks has announced that the Boil Order Advisory issued for the cities of Burlington and West Burlington, Iowa on February 16, 2014 has been canceled and is no longer in effect.

Required water testing by the Burlington Municipal Waterworks has been completed, with all samples indicating the water is safe for all uses without boiling first.       

If there are any additional questions, please contact the Waterworks Office at (319) 754-6501 or after hours, the Water Treatment Plant at (319) 752-7611.

ORIGINAL: The City of Burlington is asking its customers to boil their water or purchase and use bottled water as a precautionary measure.  This also includes the City of West Burlington, Iowa.


THE CITY OF BURLINGTON WATER SUPPLY CUSTOMERS SHOULD NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.  Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.  

Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.  

Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.  

Burlington issued this Precautionary Boil Water Advisory after the city experienced a significant water main break in a transmission line from the treatment plant to town.  This break caused a portion of the water system to become depressurized.  

There is no indication that the water quality has been compromised, however, as a precautionary measure, city officials are encouraging people in Burlington and West Burlington to follow this advisory until more information is available.  

The boil water advisory will remain in effect until the water department confirms the water is bacterially safe.  Testing is expected to be completed on 2/19/2014.  

Notification will be provided when the water is confirmed to be bacterially safe.  

For further information about the advisory, customers can call the Waterworks Office @ 319-754-6501 during normal business hours or the Treatment Plant @ 319-752-7611.