Over 5,000 St. Louis County customers should boil water before drinking Sunday

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UPDATE: The precautionary advisory to boil consumable water has been lifted for Maplewood, Shrewsbury, and portions of Webster Groves. The order was issued after a water main break.  Sub-zero temperatures are in the forecast. That may mean more water main breaks.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A water main break has about 5,000 St. Louis County Missouri American Water customers under a precautionary boil advisory Sunday morning. The customers that should boil their water before drinking live in Maplewood, Shrewsbury and a portion of Webster Groves. A map of the area affected is posted below.

Missouri American Water says the water main break is causing low pressure. Crews are working the break now and hope to have it repaired this afternoon. The advisory affects approximately 5,000 customers, a mix of residential and commercial, as well as multiple schools.

Water for these customers will need to be brought to a boil for 3 minutes prior to consumption, until further notice. Tap water is okay for washing, bathing and other non-consumable uses during this period.

Water Main Break Forces Closure Of MRH District On January 28, 2019

The entire Maplewood Richmond Heights School District will be closed on Monday, January 28. A water main break in a St. Louis County main line has prompted an order that all water be boiled before consumption in Maplewood and some surrounding areas. It is possible that the break will be repaired today, but test results on the water will NOT be available today. Again, the MRH district will be closed on Monday, January 28.

Map of the area under a precautionary boil advisory:

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