UPDATE: Boil order follows water main break
Originally published October 29, 2010 at midnight, updated October 30, 2010 at 12:49 p.m.
Boil Water Advisory (LIFTED) - Jefferson City
A precautionary boil water advisory, issued for about 150 customers in south Jefferson City, was lifted at approximately 8:00 p.m. this evening, after water quality tests confirmed that the water is good for consumption.
It is no longer advised that customers in the affected area boil their water before drinking or cooking. Customers should flush the internal plumbing in their homes or businesses by turning on a few faucets and letting the water run for a few minutes.
During the precautionary boil water advisory, Missouri American Water performed a series of tests to determine if the water met regulatory drinking water standards. Samples were taken from sites in the affected area and confirmed that the water is good for consumption.
The boil advisory affected residences and businesses located along Southwest Blvd. from Tower Drive to Missouri Blvd. The precautionary advisory was issued following a water main break at Southwest Blvd. and Glenwood.
Missouri American Water customers in a small area of Jefferson City are being asked to boil their water as a precautionary measure due to a 12-inch main break Thursday afternoon.
Company officials said the main break occurred around 11:40 a.m. at Southwest Boulevard and Glenwood with police shutting the road down to one lane for about an hour, to make sure the road wasn’t buckling, before re-opening it to both lanes of traffic.
The area affected by the boil advisory is defined as residences and businesses located in the area from Tower Drive to Missouri Boulevard. It applies to approximately 150 Missouri American Water customers living in this area.
The precautionary boil water advisory is until further notice. After repairs were done Thursday, water samples were taken to make sure the water is safe for drinking.
Customers in the precautionary boil water advisory area should bring their water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking. Tap water is okay for washing/bathing.
Precautionary boil water advisories normally last 24 to 36 hours.