CRESTWOOD, Mo. ( - A precautionary boil advisory has been lifted for parts of Crestwood and Sunset Hills after a Saturday water main break.

A water main broke on Watson Plaza Drive. Missouri American Water said 5,500 customers were affected Saturday into Sunday.

The advisory was lifted Sunday afternoon after the water tested safe for consumption.

The Crestwood City Hall was flooded Saturday as a result of the 20-inch water main break, causing severe damage. City hall will be open Monday but some offices will be moved around due to the flooding.

The Crestwood Police Department and Fire Department are located in the building. The lower level was flooded with six to eight inches of water.

Crestwood City Hall flooded after water main break  - 1

The force of thousands of gallons of water busted through a steel door and went into the lower floor where records and computers are kept. Code enforcement and the permitting office is located in the lower level, as well as the fire chief's office. 

Crestwood City Hall flooded after water main break - 2

"The next 24 to 48 hours is going to be clean up mode, obviously we want to get all the water out," City Administrator Kris Simpson said. "We want to get it dry and sanitized, so that's priority number one ... Right now we are fully operational but when we start normal business hours, where are we going to put code enforcement, our permitting folks and we need to come up with a plan and work place for those people."

The phone service was impacted so Crestwood is currently using St. Louis County for dispatch for now until things get back up and running. 

Copyright 2019 KMOV (Meredith Corporation). All Rights Reserved

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.