Boil advisory issued for part of Clay County due to water main break, risk of contamination

— State officials have issued an advisory to boil water in part of Clay County due to a drop in water pressure, which could lead to contamination.
On Monday, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the boil advisory for the Clay County Public Water Supply District — specifically water district No.
The Clay County Health Department said 378 homes are impacted by the advisory.
Use of bottled water is an alternative to boiling tap water.
Dispose of ice cubes and remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled.
Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.
Let water cool sufficiently before drinking.
The natural resources department said the advisory was caused when a contractor broke a water main, causing a drop in water pressure below advised levels.
For more information, contact the public water system at 816-532-0775 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Kansas City Regional Office at 816-251-0700.

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