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The Village of Rapids City

Public Water District Boil Order Notice

At 5:30 p.m. on June 7th, 2023, the Village of Rapids City Public Water Supply issued a precautionary BOIL ORDER affecting all water users north of Illinois Route 84.

At present, water services have been disabled to affected residents.

Once services are restored the water in the distribution system is subject to bacteriological contamination, which may cause a number of waterborne diseases and/or general gastrointestinal distress. Residents will be advised after bacteriological samples demonstrate that the water is safe for domestic consumption.

Customers in the affected area are encouraged to treat all water for drinking or culinary purposes by bringing it to a rolling boil for at least five (5) minutes once water service is restored until further notice.

For additional information, contact Village of Rapids City Staff at (309) 496- 2321.

Flood Notice

  • 1st Avenue is closed due to flood waters.
  • Garbage pick-up for residents along South Shore Lane and 1st Avenue your garbage will be picked up on 12th, 13th, 14th and 18th Streets and Route 84. Please make sure your refuse bin is placed on 12th, 13th, 14th and 18th Streets and Route 84 as we did during the flood in 2019. If you have questions related to your refuse pick up please call the Village Office during normal business hours, 309-496-2321.

Located at the upper end of the Rock Island Rapids, Rapids City grew around the site of a grist and saw mill. Laid out in 1838 and incorporated in 1875, the village boomed during the 1870's through the 1880's. Because of neighboring coal mines during this period, grocery and dry goods stores, a blacksmith shop, a restaurant, hotel, millinery and shoe store provided services for miners, farmers, and their families. Charles Shuler operated the Rapids City Coal Mining Company during the 1880's.

Modern day Rapids City is located in the eastern portion of the Quad City metropolitan area along the banks of the Mississippi river in northwestern Illinois. It is a part of Rock Island County and is situated where Interstate 80 crosses into Iowa. Rapids City's land area equals 960 acres with a perimeter boundary just under 6 miles. The current population of 960 citizens is growing due to increased housing starts in new subdivisions.

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Rapids City Junior Women's Club volunteer project

Rapids City Junior Women's Club volunteer project

News and Events

2023 Rate Incease Notice

May 17th - Luncheon for Rapids City's Active/Reserve Military, Veterans and First Responders

NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Village of Rapids City 17th Street Reconstruction

05-09-2023 Agenda

Spring Newsletter

The Village of Rapids City has provided a link to the Rock Island County Health Department website to aid with the COVID-19 vaccination process. https://www.richd.org/  If you have questions related to public health please contact the Rock Island County Health Department.

• Village Board Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm. At this time the meetings are being held upstairs at Village Hall located at 1204 4th Avenue. All meeting attendees are required to wear a mask when medically tolerable to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All meeting agendas will have a link to attend open meetings virtually via Zoom.

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Your Annual Water Quality Report is now available at www.ilrwa.org/CCR/RapCity.pdf.

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