High Ridge water treatment plant back online, boil order continues for now

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HIGH RIDGE, MO (KPLR)- There is good news for residents of High Ridge and surrounding parts of northern Jefferson County. The High Ridge Public Water Supply District 2 water treatment plant that was flooded out on Wednesday is now back up and running. The pumps along the Big River were able to be able to be brought back online Sunday morning but it will take some time to refill water tanks and get operations back up to capacity.

Customers should begin to see water pressure return to their homes through the morning and that water is fine for flushing toilets or washing your hands. But the High Ridge Fire Department say residents need to continue to boil their water before drinking or cooking. It will take some time for water purification efforts to get back up to normal levels. Residents are still asked to conserve water use until further notice.

High Ridge Public Water Supply District 2 serves 20,000 people. The fire department and National Guard have been and will continue to truck in water for the time being.

Again, the boil order remains in effect until further notice.