Freeport, Illinois – The Freeport Water and Sewer Department has issued a boil order, effectively immediately for the next 24 hours for the following areas within the city of Freeport.
McKinley St, Benson, Empire and American. Also effected are the areas of Empire Court, Carriage Hill Lane and Deerfield Lane.
The Water and Sewer Department says they are out notifying residents who are affected by the Boil Order and reminds everyone that the boil order is in effect for the next 24 hours.
If you are in the affected area and weren’t notified but want to make sure, call the Water and Sewer Department at 815-233-1686
When under a boil order, use the following precautions;
- Wash all fruits and vegetables with boiled water that has cooled or bottled water.
- Bring water to a rolling boil for 1 minute before adding food to cook.
- Use boiled water when preparing drinks, such as coffee, tea, and lemonade.
- Wash food preparation surfaces with boiled water.
We will keep you updated as more news develops and when the Boil Order is lifted.