Missouri American Water

Boil order lifted for St. Louis County communities

A water main break was to blame.

June 10, 2019 - 1:49 am

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) updated Tuesday morning — Missouri American Water has lifted the boil advisory in St. Louis County, issued Sunday night. Water quality tests completed on Tuesday morning confirmed that the water is safe to drink. 

KMOX's previous reporting: 

Missouri American Water is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory for portions of Bel-Nor, Bel-Ridge, Breckenridge Hills, Charlack, Hanley Hills, Overland, St. John, Sycamore Hills, Vinita Park, Vinita Terrace, and Woodson Terrace in St. Louis County, Mo. We are contacting affected customers on Sunday night, June 9. A website and social media post also will alert customers.
This is a message from Missouri American Water. We are calling to tell you that we have issued a precautionary boil water advisory for a portion of St. Louis County that affects you. We are asking customers to bring their water to a boil for three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking. Tap water is okay for washing, bathing and other non-consumable uses.  We will take water quality samples in the area Sunday night.  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 can last 48-72 hours.  We will call you again when the boil water advisory has been lifted. For more information, please visit our website or social media.
•             A 20-inch water main break leading to a pressure drop in the region is responsible for the precautionary boil advisory.
•             The area affected runs roughly from Page Avenue in the south, Edmundson Road and Wengler Road in the west, Natural Bridge Road in the north, and the Vinita Park/Vinita Terrace municipal border in the east. 
•             The advisory affects approximately 16,000 customers.
•             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.