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UPDATE: Boil order in sections of Columbia after water main breaks

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 | 10:38 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The precautionary boil order issued for Thornbrook and Mill Creek Manor subdivisions, areas surrounding Blackfoot Road, Cedar Cliff Drive and Kraemer Court could be in effect until Friday.

The boil order was made after two water mains broke near Scott Boulevard and Vawter School Road and on Blackfoot Road, according to a city news release.

Until May 7, customers are urged to take the following precautions:

  • Boil water for three minutes before using for cooking or drinking.
  • Do not use ice from an automatic ice maker. Instead, remake ice with water that has already 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. When the water tests verify that drinking water is safe, residents will be alerted that the boil order has ended.


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