Boil advisory in effect for Boone County after leak in water main

2 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Friday, January 16 2015 Jan 16, 2015 Friday, January 16, 2015 3:47:00 PM CST January 16, 2015 in News
By: Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - Boone County officials issued a boil order for some Boone County residents and businesses after a water main leak on Route N near Bluebird Lane.

The county issued the boil order at 4 p.m. Friday.

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday requires the water boil advisory extend until Tuesday at 5 p.m.

Bob Leonard of the Consolidated Public Water Supply District said he wasn't sure of the exact number of people impacted but estimated the boil water advisory impacts a couple hundred households.

The water services are affected in the following areas:

  • Pierpont and Sapp Area
  • Route N from Fox Lane to Woodie Proctor Road
  • Bluebird Lane
  • Tomlin Hill Road
  • Barry Road
  • High Point Lane east of Hill Creek
  • Fox Lane

The Water District offered these tips for those under a boil order:

  • Boil water for three minutes prior to using it for cooking or drinking.
  • Do not consume ice from an automatic ice maker. Remake ice with water that has been boiled for three minutes.
  • Wash 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.
  • Let water cool before drinking.

 

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