Update: On Sunday evening (August 5, 2018), Missouri American Water lifted the precautionary boil water advisory issued Saturday for a portion of north St. Louis County in the St. Ann and Overland communities. Water quality tests confirm the water is safe for consumption.
More information: www.missouriamwater.com.
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ST. LOUIS, MO - Missouri American Water is issuing a precautionary boil advisory for a portion of St. Louis County near St Ann and Overland. There are an estimated 15,000 impacted customers. They expect the advisory to last up to 48 hours.
Missouri American Water sent this message to affected customers:
"This is a message from Missouri American Water. We’re calling to tell you that we have issued a precautionary boil water advisory in your area, due to a large water main break. We are asking customers to bring their water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking. Tap water is okay for washing and bathing. We will take water quality samples in area today. The precautionary boil water advisory will be in effect until water quality samples confirm that the water remains safe for consumption. Precautionary boil water advisories normally last about 48 hours. We will call you again when the boil water advisory has been lifted."
Customers affected include many restaurants, like the Sunrise Pancake House in St. Ann.
“We have to buy bottled water and sell it or they can’t drink water I assume,” says the chef.
St. Ann resident Mike Skrivan first heard about it at a local gas station.
“There was a lady in there buying a case of water and she mentioned it. She lived over on Midland. I said well maybe I should go home and check and sure enough there was a message on the message machine. All right… start boiling water,” Skrivan says.
Missouri American Water is asking customers to bring their water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking but tap water is okay for washing and bathing.
For more information visit: www.missouriamwater.com
Map of area in boil order: