(KMOV.com) – Illinois American Water issued a boil water order for Alton, Godfrey, Grafton and Elsah after a water main break Friday morning.
A water main on McInerney Ave. in Alton caused a loss of water pressure by Illinois American Water’s Alton District. Due to the pressure loss, the company issued a boil water order for the area.
Illinois American Water said customers in the immediate downtown Alton area were not affected.
A boil water order will be in effect until water quality samples confirm the water is safe.
Any water being used for drinking or cooking should be brought to a rolling boil for 5 minutes before consumption. If using water for bathing, washing or other common uses the water does not need to be boiled.
Customers are being notified and updates can be found by clicking here.