Official Update from Iowa-American Water-
We now expect to have the results of our water quality tests in Clinton around NOON (Wednesday, Feb. 7). We will share the results with you as soon as possible once we have them. We originally thought we would have results by 9 a.m. tomorrow, however, it will be a few hours later than that as it took a little longer to collect the samples.
In the meantime, Clinton customers should continue to follow the precautionary boil advisory until they hear from Iowa American Water and/or local news media outlets.
The precautionary boil advisory that we put into effect in Clinton yesterday (Monday) continues. Our crews completed repairs to the water main late last night. Click ‘Read more’ for the the remainder of the official statement from Iowa-American Water Company.
As required by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources we are doing extensive water quality testing prior to lifting the boil advisory. We completed our first set of testing last night and will do our second set of water quality tests throughout the Clinton community this afternoon around 2 p.m. When our water quality tests confirm that the water in the community meets all state and federal water quality regulations, we will be able to lift the precautionary boil advisory.
At this point, we hope that happens around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7. HOWEVER, customers should continue to boil their water for consumption (cooking and/or drinking) purposes until they hear from us directly or see news media reports that the boil advisory is lifted. We certainly regret the inconvenience this emergency repair situation has caused our customers, but we always want to err on the side of caution and their safety, and thank them for their patience!