Boil water order issued in Piedmont

PIEDMONT, MO (KFVS) - The city of Piedmont has issued a boil water order for the City of Piedmont Public Water System in Wayne County.

A water break prompted the boil water order.

The order is in effect until further notice.

  • Anyone served by the public water system is asked to observe the following precautions:
  • Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use for cooking or drinking.
  • Disinfect food contact surfaces (dishes) by immersing them for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.
  • Dispose of ice cubes and remake with water that has been boiled.
  • Continue boiling all water that is to be used for cooking or drinking until the cause of the contamination has been found and corrected.
  • Water used for bathing does not need to be boiled.

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.