Village of Rapids City under boil order after water main break

Published: Sep. 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM CDT
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UPDATE 9:00 p.m.

The Village of Rapid City has issued a precautionary boil order after a water main break.

The city issued the order at 8:30 p.m. It affects residents from 17th Street to 11th Street, from the 500 block to 1st Avenue and all residents north of Illinois Route 84.

People in the affected area are encouraged to boil all drinking or cooking water for at least five minutes until the water is deemed safe.


The Village of Rapids City is experiencing a water main break.

Officials say around 5 p.m. on Thursday, the village turned off water services to residents on 1st Avenue, 1st Avenue A and South Shore Lane, from the east end of town to the west end of town.

Officials say the only residents affected by this water notice are those north of Illinois Route 84.

Crews are working on repairing the water main and will return the system to normal operation as soon as possible. However, a boil order will be in effect after water services have been restored.

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