MO American Water Issues Precautionary Boil Advisory in Joplin

This affects a small area of businesses on 26th and Maiden Lane

-by Kate Inman, originally posted on September 1, 2016


JOPLIN, Mo. – Press Release from Missouri American Water:

Some area businesses are under a precautionary boil water advisory issued this evening, Thursday, September 1st, after a contractor working on behalf of the City of Joplin struck a water main.

The main will be taken temporarily out of service allowing Missouri American Water Company employees to make necessary repairs. No residential customers are affected. Area businesses affected include the Ozark Center, Hometown Bank, and one school, Irving Elementary.

The affected area is 26th and Maiden Lane south to Old 32nd Road.

Missouri American Water employees are notifying the businesses either by phone, in person or by a door tag communication left at the business.

Customers need to bring their tap water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking. Tap water is okay for washing and bathing.

The boil advisory will be in place until tests confirm the tap water is safe for consumption. We anticipate that the advisory will be lifted sometime Saturday, September 3.

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