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Boil order lifted for St. Louis County residents

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Missouri American Water customers living in an area of St. Louis County are under a precautionary boil water advisory after a 16-inch water main break caused water pressure to drop in the water system.  (Credit : KMOV) Missouri American Water customers living in an area of St. Louis County are under a precautionary boil water advisory after a 16-inch water main break caused water pressure to drop in the water system. (Credit : KMOV)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Missouri American Water have lifted a precautionary boil order for customers living in an area of St. Louis County Saturday.

The water company issued the advisory Friday after a 16-inch water main break caused water pressure to drop in the water system.

Some customers knew there was a problem before they received they received the automated call from notifying them.

Akiba Thompson told News 4, "The water pressure was low this morning around 7:30 or 8:00 and I didn't know why it was low, while I was showering,"

Due to the water main break, six Hazelwood School District schools dismissed class early Friday afternoon. The following schools were early dismissal:  

  • Hazelwood Opportunity Center - 12:30 p.m.
  • Hazelwood East High School - 1 p.m.
  • Hazelwood East Middle School - 1 p.m.
  • Grannemann Elementary 1:40 p.m.
  • Townsend Elementary - 1:40 p.m.
  • Twillman Elementary  - 1:40 p.m.

Some parents couldn't get away from work to pick up children early, like Terrance Lee's brother.

"He couldn't get off work early so I had to stop what I was doing and pick up my niece from school. So it's really inconvenienced him and me at the same time," said Lee.

The affected area was described as portions of unincorporated St. Louis County in and around Highway 367 and Interstate 270 and the north portion of Bellefontaine Neighbors.

Christian Hospital North East was also under the boil order. Officials say they are boiling water and using bottled water. 

Approximately 6,400 customers were affected.

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