Woods Under Boil Order

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City of Decatur Boil Order Notice

Residents of the Woods at Millikin received notification Tuesday afternoon that their tap water is not safe for drinking.

According to an email from Office Coordinator Shateviah Rawls, the City of Decatur has initiated a precautionary boil order for all buildings in the apartment complex. An unspecified project “performed by the City of Decatur and out of the woods control” has led to possible contamination.

“You are advised to boil your drinking water 3-5 minutes before using until further notice,” the notification reads.

Anyone currently in the affected buildings should turn off any ice machines connected to their water line and use bottled or boiled water for brushing their teeth, rinsing produce, washing dishes and drinking. It is safe to bathe and shower without change.

No information has been given regarding how long residents can expect the order to last.

“We will let you know once the boil order is lifted,” Rawls’s email reads.

For more information, visit the City of Decatur’s website at decaturil.gov/departments/water.