UPDATED: Boil Order Lifted

Maria Keena (@kmoxmaria)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – (UPDATED 8:37 a.m.) – The boil order that went into effect yesterday for a large portion of North and West St. Louis County has been lifted. A representative from the Missouri American Water says tests confirm that the water is now safe for consumption.

Earlier Story:

American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory because of low water pressure due to a power outage at one of Missouri American Water’s Treatment plants.

The issue is extended until Wednesday.

Several communities are affected in North and West St. Louis County.

In North County: Bel Ridge,  Bel Nor, Beverly Hills, Breckenridge Hills, Country Life Acres, Charlack, Crystal Lake Park, Edmundson, Glen Echo Park, Greendale, Normandy, Northwoods, Norwood Court, Overland, Pasadena Hills, Pasadena Park, St. Ann, St. John, Sycamore Hills, Velda City, Vinita Park, and Woodson Terrace.

In West St. Louis County: Ballwin, Bellerive, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Creve Coeur, Des Peres and Frontenac, Olivette, Town and Country, Winchester.

The unincorporated areas include north of Highway 40/Interstate 64, and south of Interstate 270 and a small area in Des Peres.

American Water spokeswoman Christy Barnhardt says people who drank the water this morning should not be worried. This boil order advisory is just a precautionary measure.

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