GODFREY - Illinois American Water announced the boil order that was issued for Godfrey, Grafton, Elsah, Chautauqua and Jersey County Rural Water Company (sale for resale) has been lifted.

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Impacted customers received a call from Illinois American Water on Wednesday, Sept. 20 to notify them.

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Terry Mackin, who handles external communications for Illinois American, explained why the boil order was necessary on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

"A boil water order [was] issued in accordance with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Anytime water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch (PSI) in any part of a community’s distribution system, a boil water order must be issued," Macklin said.

About Illinois American Water - Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 1.3 million people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville.

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