Boil order lifted for Illinois American Water customers

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin

Illinois American Water lifted its boil order for customers along Illinois Route 29 in Peoria, north from Gardner Lane to Rome Road West, including the areas of Woodland Heights, Galena Knolls, Pinewood Estates and Rome.

In Peoria, the boil order also affects customers on Prospect Drive from Forrest Park Drive to Humboldt Avenue.  

 This boil order was issued in accordance with Illinois EPA regulations. Anytime water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch in any part of a community’s distribution system, a boil order must be issued as a precaution to protect customers, according to officials.

Water quality tests have confirmed the water continues to meet all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), Safe Drinking Water Act standards and regulations.  It is no longer necessary for customers to boil their water before drinking or cooking.

During this precautionary boil water advisory, Illinois American Water performed a series of tests to determine if the water meets regulatory drinking water standards.  Samples were taken from sites in the affected area and tests confirmed that the water that the water meets all federal requirements.