Boil order lifted in parts of Metro East

Illinois American Water says several communities are in the clear, others... not yet.

Alex Degman
August 29, 2019 - 7:25 pm

EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -- Illinois American Water has lifted the boil order that's been in effect since Wednesday, August 28 for a large portion of the Metro East. It affected customers that the utility served directly, as well as those in "sale-for-resale" communities, where the company provides the water but the municipality provides the distribution.

A statement from the company issued Thursday night says the boil order has been lifted in the following communities: Belleville, East St. Louis, Centreville, Brooklyn, Fairmont City, Sauget, Shiloh, Washington Park, Alorton, parts of Cahokia, Swansea, and the townships of Canteen, St. Clair, Stookey and Smithton.

Related: Boil order issued for 1.5 million Metro East homes

The boil order issued by the city of O'Fallon has also been lifted -- O'Fallon provides water to Fairview Heights.

The order is still in effect for "sale-for-resale" communities including Caseyville, Millstadt, those inside the Commonfields of Cahokia Public Water District, Columbia, Waterloo, Concordia and Prairie DuPont.

The order was prompted Wednesday after a contractor struck a 24-inch main at Illinois American Water's East St. Louis plant.

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