UPDATE: The boil water advisory in Oak Grove has been lifted, the city said Monday.
OAK GROVE, Mo. - An Oak Grove official says a boil water advisory issued Friday morning for the entire city could last through the weekend.
Two water main breaks were found early Friday, city spokeswoman Cathy Smith said, prompting a decrease in water pressure.
One happened near NE Third and Austin. That had already been fixed by 6 a.m. Friday. Crews were still working on the second break, a four-inch main on H Highway north of Interstate 70.
In a statement, the city said all Oak Grove water customers should boil their water until further notice. Smith said the advisory affects about 3,000 homes and businesses.
The city suggests the following:
Use bottled water if you can.
Boil tap water vigorously for three minutes prior to use.
Do not use any ice made from the water
Dishes and other food contact surfaces should be immersed in clean tap water with one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.
If you’re washing your hands or bathing, you don’t need to boil your water, but supervision is required for children so water is not ingested, the city says.
Customers were urged to limit water use to necessary activities only.
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