Boil advisory lifted; water declared safe to drink

Thursday, June 24, 2010 | 5:06 p.m. CDT; updated 5:22 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 24, 2010

COLUMBIA — Water for customers living in the northern sections of Columbia is safe to drink.

After two consecutive days of laboratory tests, affected customers should be notified by an automatic phone call.

Columbia Water and Light issued a precautionary boil advisory after a large water distribution main broke Tuesday. The main break caused the water pressure to drop, which could have led to contamination.

Samples from the repaired water lines showed no bacterial contamination. 

Customers who do not receive a phone call should contact the Utility Customer Service office at 874-7380 or update their contact information at 



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