St. Charles, St. Peters Issue Boil Order

Cities are also under mandatory water conservation order.

St. Charles and St. Peters are under a boil order. (Patch File Photo)
St. Charles and St. Peters are under a boil order. (Patch File Photo)
A precautionary water boil order was issued for residents and business owners in St. Charles and St. Peters until further notice, according to the cities' websites

A water main break on the main feeder line that supplies water to St. Charles and St. Peters from the city of St. Louis is causing low water pressure and is the reason for the boil, according to the city of St. Peters. 

Water crews from St. Charles and St. Peters are involved in repairing the damaged section of water main Friday and Saturday. 

Additionally, the cities have issued a mandatory water conservation order. Water is only to be used for essential purposes until further notice for both commercial and residential users.
Non-essential purposes include lawn sprinklers, washing cars, filing pools or other recreational uses. 

The conservation order will be enforced until the supply line has been restored. 

The public water system is under a precautionary water boil advisory. The public is advised to: 

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.

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.
Fred Oompahloompah September 14, 2013 at 04:59 PM
Call the St. Peters 24 hour help line and select the water dept. Leave a message with your questions or concerns and someone will return your call. Surprisingly, they did for me and answered all my questions!
Lou Kroll September 15, 2013 at 09:43 AM
Lou Kroll September 15, 2013 at 09:44 AM
Pipe fixed, boil order still in place for cities of St. Peters and St. Charles KMOV.com ‎- 7 minutes ago The water main break occurred on the main line from St. Louis that ... that the boil order does not include Missouri American Water customers.
Tracy Wibbenmeyer September 15, 2013 at 01:17 PM
I understand with everyone about this one. I was at work when this was issued and when I got home i was not sure what was going on. but boyfriend got message on his cell that it was issued and was told that he would receive a call when it was over. Well we are still waiting we have not had drop in pressure in our water at all and we are in Sunnydale sub. I have had to boil water for everything. This is crazy can't they do things quicker.
Fred Oompahloompah September 15, 2013 at 01:29 PM
No! They are not machines! !Water being tested @ lab!


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