Boil Advisory Affects Part of St. Joseph

Missouri American Water has issued a precautionary boil advisory that affects part of St. Joseph.

Posted: Dec 7, 2017 1:09 PM

Missouri American Water has issued a precautionary boil advisory affecting portions of south St. Joseph and Buchanan County after an equipment malfunction on Thursday.

The company described the affected area as follows:

-State Highway 59 forms the western boundary, north to the intersection of W. Parker Road
-The area south of W. Parker Road east to King Hill Ave
-The area south of Hwy 752, east to I-229
-The area south of I-229 to I-29
-The area west of I-29 as it runs south from I-229 to County Rd. O
-The area south of County Rd. O as it runs east to SE 50th Rd.
-The area west of SE 50th Road, as it runs south from County Rd. O, including Pigeon Hill Road going south
-South on FF to South on H (all areas south of this)
-South on H to MM to DD (all areas south of this)
-Includes the village of Faucett

Missouri American Water said a malfunctioning valve in a water storage tank caused water pressure to drop below a certain level. The advisory is strictly precautionary and there is no evidence of contamination.

The company advises customers in the affected area to bring water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using for drinking or cooking. Tap water is safe for bathing and washing clothes.

The advisory will remain in effect until water quality samples confirm the water is safe for consumption.

You can find more information and a photo of the affected area on Missouri American Water's Facebook page by clicking here.

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