City of Columbia Missouri Utilities

P.O. BOX 6015


June 26, 2020

CONTACT: Brian Adkisson
Communications and Marketing Manager
Community Relations
City of Columbia

Precautionary boil advisory issued for 248 City of Columbia water customers

(COLUMBIA, MO) - A precautionary boil advisory has been issued by the City of Columbia for 248 customers in the area of 3011 Lynnwood Drive due to water main repairs. Affected customers will receive a hang tag on their door and a phone call.

A boil advisory is issued when there is a water main break that causes the pressure to drop. A pressure drop could cause a back flow situation where a contaminant could be siphoned into the water distribution system. The water quality tests take 24 hours to process so boil advisories usually last for one day.

Affected residents in the area should: 
  • Boil water for three minutes prior to using it for cooking or drinking. 
  • Not consume ice from an automatic ice maker. Remake ice with water that has been boiled for three minutes. 
  • Disinfect affected dishes and food contact surfaces by immersing for one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented bleach per gallon of water.
Learn more about boil advisories and boil orders at

For after hours water or electric emergencies please call 573.875.2555.

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Columbia is the best place for everyone to live, work, learn and play.

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To serve the public through democratic, transparent and efficient government.