POSTPONED – Water main replacement slated in GJ Monday

Will be followed by mandatory 48-hour boil order

Due to contractor scheduling, the water main replacement scheduled in Grand Junction  Monday, June 30, has been postponed until July 7.  Water will be shut off to the entire town during the installation, which will take place during the afternoon. Officials are hoping for fast work and as brief an outage as possible.

However,  after the water service is restored to the town, there will be a boil order in effect for at least 48 hours for state-mandated water testing.

Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and have bottled water on hand for drinking.

During a boil order, water that will be consumed should be boiled vigorously for at least one minute. Water filters or refrigerating water will not remove bacteria.

The Iowa Department of Public Health advises that only boiled water be used for washing dishes and for brushing teeth. Untreated water can be used for bathing, provided the bather doesn’t swallow the water, and for laundry.


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