Water main break in KC prompts boil water advisory

Marc LaVoie
March 22, 2017 - 10:24 am
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KC Water is issuing a precautionary boil water advisory to customers who may have experienced low water pressure due to water main break.

The affected area is bounded by E. 47th Street on the north, Blue Parkway on the south, Coal Mine Road on the west, and I-435 on the east. Also affected is an area along Ozark Road, from Eastern Avenue east to Sycamore Avenue, and on the 4700 Block of Eastern Avenue.

Water service for most of the area has returned to normal, but customers should follow the following Boil Water Advisory until a Cancellation Notice is issued.

KC Water will sample and test the tap water in this area to ensure water quality and safety. 

Here are some guidelines from KC Water: 

  • Boil all drinking water. Tap water should be boiled vigorously for three minutes before using it to drink, cook, or prepare food. Let the water cool sufficiently before drinking.
  • Ice made with un-boiled tap water should not be used for drinking purposes.
  • Dishes and food contact surfaces may be disinfected using tap water that contains one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon.
  • The tap water is safe for other purposes such as bathing; however, small children should be discouraged from swallowing bath water.
  • Water boiled for drinking and cooking purposes may be used for brushing teeth. 
  • KC Water will sample and test the tap water in this area to ensure water quality and safety. 
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