UPDATE: Water main breaks prompt boil advisory; Helias cancels classes
A precautionary boil advisory is being issued for Missouri American Water customers in part of Jefferson City.
However, as that was taking place, a second break on Southwest occurred and crews had to stop the pumping to fill the tank.
Crews had to work throughout the night to fix the second break on Southwest and were unable to fill the tank on Ellis like they normally would do.
Because of this, many customers in the area of Southwest Boulevard had little or no water pressure when they got up on Wednesday morning.
was without water, according to a news release from Capital Region at approximately 8:50 a.m. Wednesday.
Jefferson City Public Schools announced at noon that two of its elementary schools in the impacted area are also under the precautionary boil water advisory.
Three other JCPS buildings — Cedar Hill and Lawson elementary schools and Thomas Jefferson Middle School — are also located within the impacted area, but are not affected because they are not serviced by Missouri American, according to a news release from JCPS Director of Communications Ryan Burns.
JCPS said it would continue to monitor the situation and would remain in contact with Missouri American, and would provide more information if anything changes.
In all, Russell said approximately 5500 customers were in the affected area.
According to Missouri American’s website alert on the boil advisory, "We are asking customers to bring their water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking.