St. Louis County residents make a run on bottled water, during precautionary boiled water advisory

screenshot_1ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Thousands of people in north, central and west St. Louis County are under a precautionary water boil advisory after a brief power outage Tuesday morning at Missouri American Water's treatment plant in Chesterfield.

"Taking caution is the right thing to do and soon as we heard we immediately took action" said Matt Biermann, Owner of Elite Football Academy in Chesterfield.  "Hydration is critical.  Especially on warm days to begin with, but anytime kids or athletes are working hard, water is of the utmost importance" he said.

Missouri American Water advises people in the affected areas to boil tap water for three minutes before consuming.  The company says the water is okay for washing clothes or bathing.

Many grocery stores in west St. Louis County are finding their water shelves empty as people take heed to the boil advisory.

"The shelves were completely empty" said Chesterfield resident Nichole Deluca.  "So all that was left were the gallons, so we went ahead and bought one of those just to get us through" she said.

In light of the precautionary water boil advisory the Normandy Schools Collaborative has canceled school for Wednesday, September 7th.

Missouri American Water hopes to have the advisory lifted sometime Wednesday morning.

Affected areas:

  • Northwoods
  • Glen Echo Park
  • Beverly Hills
  • Vinita Park
  • Country Life Acres
  • Crystal Lake Park
  • Greendale
  • Breckenridge Hills
  • Norwood Court
  • Bellerive
  • Bel-Nor
  • St. Ann
  • Edmundson
  • Clarkson Valley
  • Bel-Ridge
  • Chesterfield
  • Town & Country
  • Olivette
  • Frontenac
  • Woodson Terrace
  • Creve Coeur
  • Winchester
  • Pasadena Park
  • Pasadena Hills
  • Sycamore Hills
  • St. John
  • Charlack
  • Overland
  • Velda City
  • Normandy
  • Des Peres
  • Ballwin
  • Westwood
  • Some portions of unincorporated St. Louis County.   The unincorporated areas include North of Highway 40/Interstate 64 and South of Interstate 270.  There is also a small area in Des Peres North of Manchester and 270.