City of St. Louis lifts water boil advisory for all affected areas

The City Water Division lifted a precautionary water advisory for parts of north and south St....
The City Water Division lifted a precautionary water advisory for parts of north and south St. Louis City(City of St. Louis Water Division)
Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 6:46 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - The City Water Division issued a precautionary water advisory late Saturday for parts of the north and south St. Louis City areas. The advisory was lifted Sunday just after 7 p.m.

The division said the advisory was due to low water pressure caused by a loss of incoming power at one of their water treatment plants. The areas that were affected by the precautionary advisory included:

  • The area bordered by Kingshighway to the City limits and Page to Natural Bridge
  • North of Arsenal to Oakland between Kingshighway and the western City limit
  • South of Arsenal to Chippewa between Kingshighway and Hampton

The Water Division said they did not detect any contamination to the water supply and issued the advisory out of an abundance of caution. The water was tested and the results indicated it is safe to consume.

These are the steps to take during a boil advisory:

  • Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use. Use only water that has been boiled for drinking, diluting fruit juices, all other food preparation and brushing teeth. Note: Let the water cool sufficiently before drinking (approximately 110 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic ice maker. Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled.
  • Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.

To learn about your drinking water, call the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at 800-361-4827. If you are served by a public water system, call the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water hotline at 800-426-479. For more information on the advisory, contact the City of St. Louis at 314-771-2255 or visit the website here.