reverse osmosis

Boil Order, Conservation
11:43 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Pump Failure = Macomb Water Problems

Mayor Mike Inman, Public Workers Director Jason Bainter, and McDonough County ESDA Director Dan Kreps (left to right) during a midday news conference Wednesday
Credit Rich Egger

*Friday update - The water conservation order has been lifted, and the precautionary boil order has also been lifted, as of Friday morning.*

A water pump unique to Macomb’s treatment plant failed, leading the city to ask residents to conserve water usage and to boil water used for food preparation and drinking.

“Each (reverse osmosis water) system is custom built for the municipality it’s designed for,” said Mayor Mike Inman. “The dynamics of this pump are designed solely for use with our system.”

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