Hickory Kerton Water has issued a boil order

Courtesy: MGN Online

Posted January 4th at 2:40 p.m.

Hickory Kerton Water in Rushville, Illinois has issued a boil order due to a water main break.

This boil order goes out to all of its customers on Route 100 from Anderson Lake to Browning.

This boil order was issued on December 31, 2018 but is still ongoing.

The Hickory Kerton Water Co-op Facebook page will post updates for when the boil order is lifted.

Posted January 2nd at 12:45 p.m.

There will be a 48-hour precautionary boil order for the area of Lake Apollo, from Gemini to Sunburst including Saturn, in Hannibal starting at 12:00 pm (noon) Wednesday, 1/2/19.

HBPW water crew is on site now repairing a broken water main and service.

Once repairs are complete and water service is restored to residence in this area, please follow boil order instructions that can be found below.


The following instructions should be followed for those water customers affected by the boil order:

  • Boil water vigorously for 3 minutes prior to use for cooking or drinking.
  • Disinfect food contact surfaces (dishes, cooking utensils, pans, etc.) by immersing them for at least 1 minute in tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.
  • Dispose of ice cubes and remake with water that has been boiled.
  • Continue boiling all water that is to be used for cooking or drinking until posted time or notified that the boil order has been lifted.
  • Water used for feeding animals should be boiled.
  • Water used for bathing/showering does not need to be boiled.
  • Using water to wash laundry during a Boil Order is permissible and does not need to be boiled.
  • Normal precautionary boil orders will be for 48 hours.
  • Prior to lifting the boil order, the HPBW is required to test for chlorine residuals and bacteria in the affected area.
  • If test results do not show proper chlorine amounts and no bacteria present, then the boil order will be extended.
  • Chlorine residual testing only takes a few minutes, while bacteria testing takes 24 hours.
  • Upon receiving good test results, the boil order may be lifted before the 48 hour time frame has ended.

If you have any questions concerning this information, please call (573) 221-0955.

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