Boil Advisory Issued in Camden County
Boil Advisory Issued in Camden County.
Ann Emerson, office manager for the district, said a valve failure and water pressure loss prompted the advisory.
She said work is underway to replace the valve and pressure should be restored this afternoon.
According to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, a public water system may issue a boil water advisory when there is concern that a problem with drinking water may exist, but it has not yet been confirmed.
These are most commonly issued for low-pressure events where the possibility of contamination intrusion exists.
MO DNR has these tips if you are under the boil advisory: Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use.
Use only water that has been boiled for drinking, diluting fruit juices, all other food preparation and brushing teeth.
Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic ice maker.
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.