Officials asking people in south St. Louis County to conserve water

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Missouri American Water is asking people living in South County to conserve water. People living in these communities may experience lower than normal water pressure. The quality of drinking water is still good, but the company wants customers to conserve their water and avoid unnecessary water usage for the next few days.

The affected area includes the following South St. Louis County cities, which are served by the South County Water Treatment Plant.

  • Fenton
  • Mehlville
  • Oakland
  • Lemay
  • Marlborough
  • Webster Groves
  • Crestwood
  • Shrewsbury
  • Grantwood Village
  • MacKenzie
  • Affton
  • Sunset Hills
  • Wilbur Park
  • Sappington
  • Green Park
  • Lakeshire
  • Valley Park

Water conservation tips include:

  • Check your home for faucet and toilet leaks and repair them.
  • Make sure that your dishwasher is full before running it.
  • When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the laundry load.
  • Consider taking shorter showers