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Jackson, MO no longer under precautionary boil order


A precautionary boil water advisory for about half the city of Jackson has expired.

The order was issued on Monday, Oct. 12 after a contractor damaged a water main.

According to a Jackson Public Works engineer, the water main break was repaired on Monday night. They collected water samples, which are being tested. It takes 24 hours to get the test results back. The boil water order remained in effect until Wednesday morning.

According to the city, the boil order expired at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Click here to see a map of the affected areas.

The boil order was for the following areas:

  • East of Shawnee Blvd. and Greensferry Rd. from north of Clark St. - This includes the subdivisions of Glendale, Deerwood, Fairway Estates, Edgewood, Woodland Oaks, Shawnee Heights, Indian Hills, Warren Place, Kimbeland, Country Club Place, Oak Forest, Old Hickory, Trail Ridge, East Ridge, Green Meadows, Hidden Meadows, Savannah Ridge, Savannah Woods, Lakewoods, Bent Creek and McKendree Hills.
  • North of Brookside Park and the Meadows at Oak Creek - Sunset Hills, Nine Oaks, Terrace Estates, Jackson North Industrial Park, Cold Creek Estates, Meadows at Oak Creek and Cambridge Estates

Residents may also experience periods of no water service.

Administrators at the Jackson R-2 School District say East Elementary is impacted by the boil order. The school district has procedures in place to provide students and staff with bottles of water.

Local businesses on East Main Street say it's negatively impacting operations. The restrooms and some items at the Mercato di Rodi convenience store are currently unavailable because of the boil order.

They say affected areas need to take the following precautions:

  • Boil water vigorously for 3 minutes prior to use. Use only boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, diluting fruit juices and all other food preparations or consumption
  • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic ice maker. Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled
  • Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least 1 minute in clean tap water that contains 1 teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water
  • Water used for bathing does not generally need to be boiled. Supervision of children is necessary while bathing or using backyard pools so water is not ingested. Persons with severe cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult their physicians.

If you have any questions, you can call the Public Works Department at 573-243-2300.

Click here to see other boil orders in the Heartland.

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