Excelsior Springs issues boil water advisory for Wednesday through Friday

Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 13:06:55-04

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. — The City of Excelsior Springs is issuing a boil water advisory from Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. through Friday, Sept. 23 for everyone inside the city limits. 

The water plant will be switching its disinfection agent as part of a current plant upgrade project to create a safer environment, according to a news release from the City of Excelsior Springs. The city said the advisory is a precautionary measure to ensure the disinfection limits are being met and to provide safe drinking water for everyone. 

The advisory may be lifted before Friday if disinfection levels are met before then, according to the news release. 

Excelsior Springs shared the following precautions residents should take during the boil water advisory: 

  • Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use.  Use only water that has been boiled for drinking, diluting fruit juices, and all other food preparation, and brushing teeth.
  • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic ice maker.  Remake ice with water that has been boiled.
  • 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.  Note:  Let water cool sufficiently before drinking (approximately 110 degrees F).

If you have any questions you may call the Public Works Department at 816-630-0755.