Missouri American Water issues boil order for large area of St. Louis County

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screenshot_1ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Missouri American Water has issued a boil order for over 32 municipalities and parts of unincorporated St. Louis County.  About 85,000 customers have been affected. They say that a power outage at Chesterfield treatment plant caused water pressure to drop in the area. The area is largely north of I-44.  See the full list of affected areas below.  A detailed map is posted here.

The boil order could last into Wednesday afternoon.  The water company is asking customers to bring water to a rolling boil for  three minutes before drinking or cooking with it. They say that tap water is cleared for use in washing and bathing.

The Rockwood School District has stock piled over 168 cases of bottled water for students to have on Wednesday.

Missouri American notes that some customers may have already consumed water Tuesday. This is a precautionary boil order. They are required by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to issue a warning when water pressure falls below a certain level.

The boil order advisory will be in effect until tests confirm that the water is safe to drink. Missouri American Water says they will be calling customers when the boil advisory has been lifted.  Check for the latest alerts here.

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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.

This is a transcript from Missouri American's consumer alert:

We’re calling today, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to let you know of a precautionary boil water advisory that affects your home or business. This advisory is being activated as a precaution after a power outage caused water system pressures to drop in your area. The boil water advisory affects the municipalities of 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 and some portions of unincorporated St. Louis County. Please bring your water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking. Tap water is okay for washing and bathing. The boil advisory will be in effect until tests confirm that the water is safe to drink. We will call you again when the boil water advisory has been lifted. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.missouriamwater.com or our Facebook page