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Boil order issued in Northeast Columbia

Friday, June 25, 2010 | 8:03 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A boil order has been issues for parts of Columbia after a 12-inch water main on Mexico Gravel Road in Northeast Columbia broke Friday  due to construction damage.

According to a city news release, residents in the area "north of Mexico Gravel Road, east of Wellington Drive, south of Mount Hope Road and west of North State Highway PP" are under boil order.

The following subdivisions are in the area:

  • Garden City of Columbia
  • Deer Ridge
  • Wellington
  • Dakota Ridge
  • Breezewood
  • Lakeland Circle
  • Lakeshire Estates

The following streets are in the area:

  • Arrow Wood
  • Beechwood
  • Black tail
  • Boxwood
  • Bullhead
  • Candlewood
  • Cottonwood
  • Doe Creek
  • Dusty Roads
  • El Ray Drive
  • Jamestown
  • Kircher Road
  • Lakefront
  • Mary Anne Circle
  • Mexico Gravel
  • Mule Deer
  • Palmer Lane
  • Prairie Court
  • Rose Court
  • Rushmore
  • Thompson Road
  • Thornwood
  • Webster Grove Road
  • Woodshire
  • Wyatt

Columbia Water and Light must have two clean samples before lifting the boil order, which will take at least two days, the release said. Residents will be notified by an automatic phone system when the order is lifted.

The release said residents 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.

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