Boil advisory issued in Cole County

4 weeks 52 minutes 33 seconds ago Wednesday, November 13 2019 Nov 13, 2019 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 12:09:00 PM CST November 13, 2019 in News
By: Cory Johnson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLE COUNTY - A boil advisory has been issued for residents in Hickory Hill, just west of California, Mo.

Missouri American Water spokesman Brian Russell said the precautionary advisory was issued after a contractor struck a water main, causing a drop in system pressure.

As a precaution, customers should boil water for about three minutes prior to drinking.

Tap water is okay for washing, bathing and other non-consumable uses during the advisory period, Russell said.

The advisory affects about 50 residential customers.

An advisory was issued last Friday for the same area after a power outage caused a water pressure drop. The two incidents are unrelated.

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