Burlington BOIL ORDER Morning Update


Burlington and West Burlington are still under a boil order, meaning residents should not drink the water without boiling it for one minute.

Waterworks Superintendent Allen Borden told us this morning that the system is up and running, almost..

“The system is fairly well back to normal. We’re still low in some areas but we’re holding our own, and we’ve got a set of samples. We’ll take some more tonight. If those samples turn out fine, we’ll be able to cancel the boil order.”

Borden explains that they have to take two samples, 24 hours apart at the same location, and they both have to come back negative before the boil order is lifted.

By law, the boil order is in effect now until further notice, even though there’s no indication the quality of the water has been affected.

Borden also notes that other systems in the area that use Burlington water, such as Rathbun, are NOT affected by the order.

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Savanna Evans
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5 Comments on "Burlington BOIL ORDER Morning Update"

  1. Burlington Customer | February 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm |

    I would say brown tap water indicates that the quality has been compromised…..

  2. north hill resident | February 18, 2014 at 7:01 pm |

    mine came out brown afterwards and it is still yellowish – I could see the where the water main break was by Case from my back windows

  3. Magical Enema | February 23, 2014 at 2:12 am |

    If people closest to the break would have turned their faucets on right after they again started getting water again, the *whole* town would not have been affected. Come on, people, take one for the team. Now, everybody’s water rate will increase! Thanks alot.

    • north hill resident | March 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm |

      i ran it for an hour – it never did clear up – took two days – when the boil order was lifted

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