Sat September 14, 2013
Repair Work Complete, Boil Order Lifted For Cities Of St. Peters, St. Charles
Updated Monday 8:54 a.m.
The City of St. Peters states on their website that the boil order has been lifted for the city and the City of St. Charles:
Water users in the Cities of St. Peters and St. Charles are being advised that they can resume normal use of water in those cities. Laboratory test results have just been received and indicate the water is safe for consumption in the Cities of St. Peters and St. Charles, and water storage levels in the Cities’ water systems have also been replenished.
Updated Sunday at 9:40 a.m.
Work to repair a break in a water line that supplies the cities of St. Peters and St. Charles has been completed, but a precautionary boil order remains in effect for residents until Monday.
“The next steps are water testing,” said Carol Felzien, spokesperson for the City of St. Charles. “So, we have extended both the mandatory water conservation as well as the boil order until Monday.’
Felzien said water pressure is slowly returning, but that it’s too soon to predict what time the boil order could be lifted on Monday.
The boil order does not apply to Missouri American Water customers.
Below are the instructions listed in the boil order:
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.