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Boil order lifted for Milan after water main break

The boil order was issued Monday, then lifted last Wednesday morning.

MILAN, Ill. — Update:

The boil order has been lifted for Milan as of 11:32 a.m. on Wednesday May 24.

Original story:

The Village of Milan Water Department is advising some residents to boil their water before using following a water main break Monday morning. 

The boil order will be in effect for the foreseeable future. The Village of Milan Water Department says folks in the impacted areas should boil their water for five minutes before using it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends residents in a town with a boil water advisory should either use bottled water or boil their tap water before use. This is because the water could have germs that can make people sick.

Below is the map that shows exactly what communities in Milan are impacted by the boil order as of Monday morning: 

Credit: WQAD
Map shows what areas are impacted by a boil order issued on May 22, 2023.

The CDC also recommends the following:

  • Use bottled or boiled water for drinking and to prepare and cook food.
  • If bottled water isn't available, bring water to a full rolling boil for at least one minute. Let the water cool before using it.
  • Boil tap water even it if is filtered.
  • Don't use water from any appliance connected to your water line, like ice and water from a refrigerator.
  • If you have a baby and are able to, breastfeeding will be the best option to feed your infant. If you use formula, provide ready-to-use formula if possible.
  • You can still wash your hands with the water. Make sure to scrub your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, then rinse them well. You can use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water aren't available.
  • You can bathe in the water, but be careful not to swallow any of it. Use caution when bathing babies and young children.
  • Brush your teeth with boiled or bottled water.
  • Use disposable plates, cups and other eating utensils if possible.
  • Pets can also get sick from some of the same germs. Give them bottled water or boiled water that has cooled.

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