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.
For after hours water or electric emergencies please call 573.875.2555.