City of Fayette loses water

Plans were made for the final disconnection from the former city-owned water plant in such a way that the Fayette would not have the need to have water shut off.
Crews with the city of Fayette were installing an insta-valve which would shut off the line to the former water plant, but leave the line available for future use.
When blocking material was needed, City Administrator, Robin Triplett reports that the Howard County Fair Board provided use of their concrete bunker to assist the crews.
After a long night of work, water was restored to Fayette residents approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning.
Administrator Triplett issued the following announcement Wednesday evening: The City of Fayette was making the disconnection for the city’s old water plant and the disconnection failed.
City Crews will be working on repairs this evening, May 24, 2017, 7:00 p.m..
Since water pressure in the entire city will drop below the standards required by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the city is issuing an immediate boil advisory for the following affected residents and business: All residence and businesses who receive water from the City of Fayette The City of Fayette is issuing an immediate boil advisory effective on above date listed until further notice for all residents affected.
The following precautions need to be taken for the boil advisory: • Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use.
Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled.
• Continue boiling all water that is to be used for cooking and drinking until notified that the boil advisory has been lifted.

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