UPDATE: Illinois Boil Order Lifted for Belleville, Swansea, ShilohResidents are under a boil water order and should bring their water to a rolling boil for 5 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking.
Low Mississippi River Blamed for Foul Drinking Water The utility that supplies drinking water to southwestern Illinois communities says it is addressing complaints that the tap water has a bad odor and taste.
Illinois Drinking Water Supplier Deals with Low River The utility that supplies drinking water to more than 250,000 residents in East St. Louis is taking emergency measures due to the low level of the Mississippi River.
Big Turnout For Mississippi River CleanupOrganizers say 250 volunteered at St. Louis and 150 more at Alton.

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