Boil Water Advisory Issued For Part of Mid-Missouri
COLUMBIA - A boil advisory in effect in southern Boone county is affecting anyone south of route H, including Ashland. KOMU 8 News contacted Consolidated Water Service Sunday to clarify information about where the boil advisory is, and was read a prepared statement with no further elaboration.
Consolidated Water issued a precautionary boil water advisory Friday for all of its customers south of Highway H because of a water main break. Those affected also include Hartsburg, Wilton, Englewood and Claysville.
David Lee, assistant manager for Consolidated Water, said the advisory will remain in effect until noon on July 1st, unless clean water samples can be verified sooner. The break occurred at approximately 8:30 Thursday night. Lee said the cause of the break is unknown, but could be due to either a misaligned pipe or increased pressure on the line.
Pressure was returned to the line within an hour of the break. District employees said they will continue to monitor the situation and disinfectant levels at the breaking point.
Consolidated Water offered these recommendations for customers in the advisory areas:
1. Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use. Use only boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, diluting fruit juices and all other food preparations or consumption.
2. Do not use ice from a household automatic ice maker or use any ice made with unboiled water from this system. Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled or buy ice.
3. Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.
4. Let boiled water cool sufficiently before drinking.
5. Water used for hand-washing or bathing does not need to be boiled. Supervision of children is necessary while bathing or using backyard pools so water is not ingested. People with cuts or severe rashes may want to consult their physicians.
6. People with severely compromised immune systems, infants, and some elderly may be at increased risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.