Boil advisory issued for Consolidated Water customers

originally posted on June 1, 2016


COLUMBIA, Mo. – Consolidated Water of Boone County is warning customers living within the Consolidated Water Supply District #1 to boil their water until the weekend.

The district said Wednesday afternoon they were experiencing a leak in the water main that created low water pressure.

The order affects customers along Cunningham Drive and its intersecting streets, Van Horn Tavern Road and east of Highway UU. That also includes people living near Gillespie Bridge Road all the way to Coats Lane.

The boil order is expected to be lifted in the affected areas by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Consolidated Water provided useful tips on how to get clean drinking water

  1. The utility suggests customers boil water for at least three minutes. Use it only for drinking water, brushing teeth and for preparing food.
  2.  Customers should not use ice from an automatic icemaker or any ice made from unboiled water.
  3. Disinfect dishes and other other food contact surface areas for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water.
  4. Water used for hand-washing or bathing doesn’t typically need to be boiled.
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