KC Water issues precautionary boil water advisory for part of KCMO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KC Water issued a precautionary boil water advisory to customers who may have experienced low water pressure due to a water main break in the area 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. It’s also issued for those along Ozark Road from Eastern Avenue east to Sycamore Avenue, and on the 4700 block of Eastern Avenue.

KC Water said water service for most of the area has returned to normal, but customers should follow the boil water advisory until a cancellation notice is issued.

KC Water said it’s recommended customers follow these guidelines under a boil water advisory: 

  • 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 tap water in the area to ensure water quality and safety. Customers will receive notification from KC Water to end the boil water advisory after the tap water has been tested and water quality has been confirmed.

Customers with questions or concerns can contact KC Water by calling 816-513-0416 (Water Dispatch, available 24/7) or 816-513-7000 (Water Laboratory, available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

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