Boil order in sections of Columbia after water main breaks

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | 7:35 p.m. CDT; updated 10:14 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 4, 2010

COLUMBIA — A precautionary boil order for the Thornbrook and Mill Creek Manor subdivisions, along with the areas surrounding Blackfoot Road, Cedar Cliff Drive and Kraemer Court, has been issued after two water main breaks, according to a news release.

The first break occurred near Scott Boulevard and Vawter School Road, and the second occurred on Blackfoot Road.

Customers living in the area are urged to take the following precautions:

  • Boil water for three minutes prior to using it for cooking or drinking.
  • Do not use ice from an automatic ice maker. Remake ice with water that has been boiled.
  • Disinfect dishes and food-contact surfaces by immersing for one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented bleach per gallon of water.

Water service in both areas has been restored. Residents will be alerted when water is safe for drinking and the boil order has ended.

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