ROCHELLE – A water boil order remains in place for a section of Creston on Monday morning, stretching from Depot and Main streets over to Fremont Street.
The boil order comes after updates were being made to old fire hydrants in the area. These hydrants are very old and have no shut off valves, causing the city to have to drain them in order to work on repairs.
“These hydrants are over 50 years old and that technology wasn’t around then,” said Deanne Haub, Creston village clerk.
The draining of the hydrants could have caused a possible bacterial infection to the water supply in the area.
“The EPA insists that we have a boil order after we do repairs like that, so it is just following their guidelines,” explained Haub.
City officials are recommending residents boil their water for ten minutes before using it for drinking or cooking.
Water samples have been taken and sent off to the lab, results of the samples will be known either Tuesday or early Wednesday.