Boil order imposed in Marthasville

originally posted on June 4, 2016


MARTHASVILLE • A boil water advisory has been issued in Marthasville after E. coli bacteria was collected in water samples.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources issued the boil advisory after samples of the city’s water collected Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday contained E. coli bacteria.

The sampling came after a low pressure boil water advisory on Monday when parts of the city water system were operating with low water pressure, according to a department news release. State and city officials say residents should boil water for three minutes before use.

The city’s water department is isolating the water reservoirs and chlorinating the water system. There are no details about when the boil order might be lifted.

Marthasville is an 1,100-person town in Warren County, about eight miles north of Washington, Mo.

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