(KMOV.com) -- The boil water advisory issued for some St. Louis county residents was lifted Sunday aftertoon after water quality tests confirmed that it is good for consumption.
It is no longer necessary for customers near Fenton, Missouri to boil their water before drinking or cooking.
Officials with Missouri American Water say customers should flush the internal plumbing in their homes or businesses by turning on the faucets and letting the water run for a few minutes.
Nearly 8,000 residents in south St. Louis County were advised to take precaution after a watermain broke near Rudder Road and Larkin Williams.
The watermain break was fixed Saturday afternoon, but officials with Missouri American Water had to take samples of water from the affected area and test them to make sure that it is safe.
Residents who are affected will receive a recorded phone message to notify them that the advisory has been lifted.