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Boil Order & Water Conservation Order For St. Peters & St. Charles

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UPDATED 6:30pm Saturday 9/14/13

St. Peters, MO (KMOX) Officials with the city of St. Peters tell KMOX the boil order is still in effect for residents of St. Peters and St. Charles who get their water from those cities. If you get your water from Missouri American Water you are NOT affected by this.

Residents of those 2 cities are also encouraged to continue to conserve water whenever possible until further notice.

Lisa Bedian, Communications Director for the city of St. Peters, tells KMOX that crews from both cities are working around the clock to repair the water main break causing the problems. They hope to have work completed by Monday morning.

ST. PETERS, Mo. (KMOX) – Residents and businesses in St. Peters and St. Charles are being asked to boil their drinking water and to conserve water usage until further notice.

St. Peters city officials tell KMOX News there is low water pressure, due to repairs being made to a broken water main.

The break occurred, Friday, on the main feeder line that supplies water from the city of St. Louis.

Additional info from St. Peters city hall about precautionary water boil advisory:
1. Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use. Use only boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, diluting fruit juices and all other food preparation or consumption. Use of bottled water may be a feasible, though relatively expensive, alternative to boiling tap water when under a boil water order.

2. Do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker or use any ice made with unboiled water from this system. Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled or buy ice.

3. Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.

4. Let water cool sufficiently before drinking.

ALSO:
Water used for hand-washing or bathing does not generally need to be boiled. Supervision of children is necessary while bathing or using backyard pools so water is not ingested. Persons with cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult their physicians.

During the Emergency Water Conservation Order, St. Peters and St. Charles city water customers are prohibited from using water for non-essential purposes including lawn sprinkling, car washing, pool filling and other outdoor recreational water usage. Water is only to be used for essential purposes such as drinking and sanitary health related activities.

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