Metro-East News

Freeburg boil order lifted after satisfactory test results

The village of Freeburg lifted the city’s boil order Sunday at 5:20 p.m. after bacteriological tests came back satisfactory.

According to a press release, the boil order was due to a loss of water pressure in the distribution system caused by a water main break. The break occurred Saturday on East High Street between Vine Street and Cherry Street at about 1 o’clock, John Tolan, public works director, said.

The press release said the order was a precautionary measure and warned all residents to either boil their water for five minutes before use or drink bottled water until the order was lifted.

Residents can call Village Hall at 618-539-5545 for more information.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6