Classes canceled; water boil advisory is in effect

Classes canceled; water boil advisory is in effect.
The affected area includes Randolph Street south to the Platte County Line and U.S. Highway 59 east to Noyes Boulevard.
The area includes Lake Contrary and Rushville.
The order affects approximately 16,500 customers.
Customers should bring their water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking.
Tap water is safe for bathing and washing clothes.
The St. Joseph School District canceled classes due to the boil order, saying in a press release “the advisory area impacts more than half of the schools in our district, we are unable to supply enough drinking water to each building in a timely manner.
“We decided it would be in the best interest of our students’ safety to cancel classes for the day.” The precautionary advisory will be in effect until water quality samples confirm that the water is safe for consumption.
Customers who have provided contact information to Missouri American Water will be notified via the company’s emergency notification system.
Customers also can check the Missouri American Water Facebook Page for updates.

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