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Cedar Rapids had water quality issue in December

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- If you live in Cedar Rapids and you're reading this before you open your next utility bill from the city, what you find inside won't be as much of a shock to you.

The Cedar Rapids Water Division has been told by the DNR to issue a public notice about a water quality issue that was found in early December.  That public notice will be in your next water bill.

On December 6th, 2009, it was found that there may have been a problem with the filtration system because the cloudiness of the water exceeded acceptable limits.

The affected water was isolated and never entered the public water supply and the DNR was contacted within 24 hours as required.

Then, on December 8, 2009, a similar problem was found.

The water division says that tests taken before the water entered the public supply showed it was at acceptable levels.

Water goes through 15 tests before it reaches homes to check for everything from cloudiness, to chlorine and fluoride levels to the presence of bacteria.

The city says that the tests show that "the water reaching homes on December 6, 2009 and December 8, 2009, as well as on every other day of the year, was safe".

If you have questions, or would like to speak to someone about the quality of your water, contact a customer service representative at 319-286-5900.

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