Boil water advisory lifted for parts of Columbia

3 years 11 months 6 days ago Thursday, November 12 2015 Nov 12, 2015 Thursday, November 12, 2015 1:50:00 PM CST November 12, 2015 in News
By: Katie Grunik and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

COLUMBIA – The Boone County Consolidated Water lifted a boil order Thursday for parts of Columbia. 

It issued a 48-hour boil water advisory for customers Tuesday due to a water main break. Consolidated Public Water Supply District No. 1 said customers bordering the Midway area north of Highway 40 were experiencing no or low water pressure Tuesday.

Consolidated Water said customers should boil water vigorously for three minutes before using it for drinking, brushing teeth and food preparation or consumption.

The boil water advisory will be in effect for 48 hours and is set to be lifted Thursday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.

The affected areas include:

  • Jacobs Lane
  • Ivy Lane
  • Midway Crossing subdivision
  • Rollingwood Esates subdivision
  • Southwesterly to Hickory Grove School Road
  • Lizzie Lane to Terrapin Hills subdivision
  • Perche Hills Estates
  • Scott Boulevard south of Vawter School Road
  • Bellview Acres
  • Country Hill
  • Brookview Meadows
  • South Pinebrook Estates subdivision
  • Gillespie Bridge Road
  • Johnmeyer Lane
  • I-70 Drive SE
  • Countryshire Drive

Consolidated Water said customers should also:

  1. Not use ice from refrigerator icemakers
  2. Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least 1 minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water
  3. Let the boiled water cool before drinking or using

[Editor's note: this story has been updated to include information that the boil order was lifted.]

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