Missouri American water announced shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday that the precautionary boil advisory caused by two water main breaks on Southwest Boulevard on Tuesday into Wednesday has been lifted.
"Water quality tests completed this afternoon confirmed that the water is safe for consumption," said Brian Russell, Missouri American's external affairs manager, on Thursday.
"It is no longer advised that customers in the affected area boil their water before drinking or cooking," Russell added. Customers are also being notified via reverse-911 calls and social media.
The water main breaks on Southwest Boulevard had caused several local schools, daycares and health facilities to close Wednesday, and had affected up to 5,550 Missouri American customers -- roughly half of all its customers in Jefferson City. Missouri American had provided thousands of bottles of water to students at several schools affected.
Full water service was restored at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday.