Boil advisory lifted for parts of St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) -  Missouri American Water announced the boil water advisory has been lifted for all impacted areas of St. Louis County just after 8am.  Water tests confirmed the water is now safe for consumption.  The advisory had been in place since noon Tuesday.  The advisory had impacted local schools, businesses and residences ranging from west to north county.

Thousands of people in north, central and west St. Louis County were 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 advised people in the affected areas to boil tap water for three minutes before consuming.  The company says the water was 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.

Previously 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.