Water main break fixed; precautionary boil water advisory lifted

Water main break in Jackson, Mo.

JACKSON, Mo. (KFVS) - A water main break was fixed on Friday, May 22, and the precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted.

According to the city, a water main was damaged on East Jackson Blvd. around 10:30 a.m. on Friday.

The water main was fixed by later afternoon, and water service has been restored to all customers and proven safe.

Officials are advising those that have cloudy water should flush home plumbing from the outside first for 10 to 15 minutes, then work from the lowest to highest point in the home flushing until water clears. Faucet aerators and screens may need to be cleaned.

This affects the area of East Jackson Blvd. from Walton Blvd. to Old Cape Rd. It includes all of the businesses on Walton Dr., the part of Old Cape Rd. that includes Cape Starter and Alternator up to and including Old Hickory Rd. and Hermitage Dr., and the businesses and homes along East Jackson Blvd. from Walton Dr. to Old Cape Rd.

According to Kent Petz, public works director, water samples are being tested, and it usually takes at least 24 hours to get results.

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