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Boil Order Affects Thousands of Dubuque Residents

area of Dubuque affected by Thursday's boil order
City of Dubuque
area of Dubuque affected by Thursday's boil order

A boil order has been issued for a large section of Dubuque. The precautionary order went into effect Thursday afternoon after a sample from the water tank on Gay Street tested positive for bacteria.

Following Iowa DNR requirements, the tank has been isolated and a follow-up sample has been taken for additional testing. The tank will be out of service until two consecutive samples have been completed, which could take up to two days.

The city says approximately 15,600 addresses in Dubuque are affected by this advisory.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.