COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV) -- The Water Treatment Plant in Collinsville will shutdown next month.
From April 5-6, The City of Collinsville will make routine repairs to its water treatment system, requiring the plant to close.
During the maintenance, residents will be subject to a Boil Order, which will begin April 6 and be lifted – at the earliest – April 7.
As part of the Boil Order, city officials are asking residents to conserve as much water as possible.
The following guidelines are recommended for residential water use during a Boil Order:
• Bottled water should be used for drinking, cooking, washing fresh fruits/vegetables, hand washing and toothbrushing.
• Affected tap water should be used for the above purposes only after it has been brought to a rolling boil for 5 minutes.
• Affected tap water may be used for washing dishes if a dishwashing machine is used. If dishes are hand washed, boiled or bottled water should be used. Affected tap water may be used for dishwashing if clean dishes are immersed for at least 1 minute in a sink of water containing 1 tablespoon of household bleach.
• Affected tap water may be used for bathing/showering.
• Affected tap water may be used for household cleaning.
For more information, contact the Water Treatment Plant at (618) 346-5219 x113.