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Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory Lifted for All Customers in SW Quadrant Previously Affected

Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory Lifted for All Customers in SW Quadrant Previously Affected

June 29, 2022

The City of Cedar Rapids is lifting the precautionary water advisory for all customers in the SW Quadrant previously affected. Final testing confirmed water is safe for personal consumption. 

Affected Addresses included:  

2922 Woodland Dr. SW 
2927 Woodland Dr. SW 
2935 Woodland Dr. SW 
2936 Woodland Dr. SW 
2966 Woodland Dr. SW 
3001 Woodland Dr. SW 
3006 Woodland Dr. SW 
3011 Woodland Dr. SW 
3013 Woodland Dr. SW 
3016 Woodland Dr. SW 
3042 Woodland Dr. SW 
3054 Woodland Dr. SW 
3100 Woodland Dr. SW 
3103 Woodland Dr. SW 
3104 Woodland Dr. SW 
3109 Woodland Dr. SW 
3115 Woodland Dr. SW 

3009 Harvest Hill Rd. SW 
3019 Harvest Hill Rd. SW 
3101 Harvest Hill Rd. SW 
3102 Harvest Hill Rd. SW 
3107 Harvest Hill Rd. SW 
3108 Harvest Hill Rd. SW 
3114 Harvest Hill Rd. SW 
3115 Harvest Hill Rd. SW 
3121 Harvest Hill Rd. SW 

155 Red Wing Rd. SW 
161 Red Wing Rd. SW 
167 Red Wing Rd. SW 
204 Red Wing Rd. SW 
205 Red Wing Rd. SW 
210 Red Wing Rd. SW 
211 Red Wing Rd. SW 
216 Red Wing Rd. SW 
217 Red Wing Rd. SW 

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Results of sampling conducted 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 advising 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.

Additional information is available online at www.CityofCR.com or by contacting Customer Service at 319-286-5900 during normal business hours (7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday).

Affected Residents are Reminded to Flush Internal Plumbing 

Any time water service is impacted by a brief outage, it is always a good idea to flush internal plumbing in a home or business. There may be air in the line, or a cloudiness in the water associated with increased turbidity. These symptoms are expected, and we are working to confirm the water is safe to drink. 

Steps to clear the water: 

  • 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 the air to escape. Air will make a spurting or hissing sound as it escapes through the faucet. 
  • Once the water is flowing, allow the faucet to run for up to five minutes to ensure the service line is thoroughly flushed. The first water may be cloudy due to air in the water or particles that dislodge as the pipes fill with water. The cloudiness should clear fairly quickly. 
  • It may take up to 48 hours for the turbidity to settle down once the system is restored to normal configuration. Continue to run cold water through a faucet daily until these symptoms go away. 

If kitchen or bathroom faucets do not perform normally following a water outage, it may be necessary to remove the aerator screen. Typically, the aerator can simply be unscrewed from the faucet. Inspect the screen for small particles and rinse away any you find. Reinstall the aerator and test performance of the faucet again. If you experience difficulties, such as low pressure throughout the house following a water outage, call Utilities Water Division at 319-286-5900 for assistance during regular business hours. 

WATER IN ALL AREAS IS SAFE TO CONSUME 

Date distributed: June 29, 2022 

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