Homes on North Waterfront Drive under boil advisory

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | 10:20 a.m. CDT; updated 10:40 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 13, 2010

COLUMBIA — A water boil advisory has been placed on homes along North Waterfront Drive and Driftwood Court in east Columbia after a water main broke Tuesday morning, according to a City of Columbia release.

Columbia Water and Light issued the following tips for those affected:

  • Boil water for three minutes prior to using it for cooking or drinking.
  • Do not use ice from an automatic ice maker. Only use ice made from 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.

The advisory is expected to last at least 48 hours, which is the earliest point at which Columbia Water and Light can complete tests on the water. The release said customers will be notified with phone calls and hang tags on doors once the advisory has been lifted.

South Waterfront Drive homes are not included the advisory.

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