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**Boil Advisory and Request to conserve water lifted**

**Boil Advisory & request to conserve water has been lifted**


The Boil Advisory has been lifted! The DNR has given the all clear for Rock Rapids Municipal water and it is safe to drink! We do ask that you continue to conserve water for a little longer, at least as much as possible. Feel free to follow the instructions below but hold off on unnecessary laundry/ dishes for a little bit more.

What should homeowners do when the boil water notice is lifted?

– Flush household pipes/faucets first: To flush your plumbing, run all your cold water faucets on full for at least 5 minutes each. If your service connection is long or complex (like in an apartment building) consider flushing for a longer period. Your building superintendent or landlord should be able to advise you on longer flushing times.

– Automatic ice makers: Dump existing ice and flush the water feed lines by making and discarding three batches of ice cubes. Wipe down the ice bin with a disinfectant. If your water feed line to the machine is longer than 20 feet, increase to five batches.

– Hot water heaters, water coolers, in line filters, and other appliances with direct water connections or water tanks: Run enough water to completely replace at least one full volume of all lines and tanks. If your filters are near the end of their life, replace them.

– Water softeners: Run through a regeneration cycle.

– Reverse Osmosis (RO) units: Replace pre-filters, check owner’s manual.

– Replace other water filters, as they are disposable and may be contaminated. This applies especially to carbon filters and others that are near the end of their life.

Thank you everyone for your understanding! If you have a neighbor that does not use the internet or listen to the radio, please let them know about this as well!