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Drinking Water Boil Order Lifted

Drinking Water Boil Order Lifted

May 7, 2020

Drinking Water Boil Order Lifted

Updated May 9, 2020 at 10 a.m.

The City of Cedar Rapids is lifting the boil order for all areas in the SW Quadrant previously affected. Final testing confirmed water is safe for personal consumption.

Addresses affected were within:

Area 1:
Schaeffer Dr. SW East to C St SW
19th Ave SW South to HWY 30

Area 2:
6th Street SW East to J St SW
29th Ave SW South to 36th Ave SW

Results of all samples collected revealed all testing parameters are within normal limits and confirmed that the water is safe for consumption.

The City of Cedar Rapids is no longer ordering residents within this area boil their water before using it for cooking or consumption. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank our customers for their patience. 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).



Map showing area previously under water boil order:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I do now that the order has been lifted?

A: It is a good idea to run cold water after an outage through a faucet that does not have an aerator screen. Bathtubs and hose bibs are good candidates. Open faucets slowly to allow any air to escape. Air could make a spurting or hissing sound as it escapes through the faucet. Once the water is flowing allow the faucet to run for a minute or two. If the water exhibits any cloudiness, this should clear up within a couple of minutes. If the water does not clear in a couple minutes and the cloudiness appears throughout the house, please contact the Utilities Water Division at 319-286-5900 for assistance.

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