City of Cape Girardeau cancels boil advisory

City of Cape Girardeau cancels boil advisory
The precautionary boil water advisory was issued until Thursday, September 17 at 5 p.m. (Source: Pexels/stock image)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Approximately 350 households were under a boil water advisory.

According to the City of Cape Girardeau, It was the area of West Cape Rock, Snake Hill, Tanglewood and Cape Hills.

The precautionary boil water advisory was lifted around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.

A boil water advisory was issued for approximately 350 households in Cape Girardeau.
A boil water advisory was issued for approximately 350 households in Cape Girardeau. (Source: City of Cape Girardeau)

The water main break was caused by construction activity in the area, according to the City. There is no known contamination at this time, but the water will be tested in an abundance of caution.

Crews with the Water Division/Alliance Water Resources did not do door-to-door notification due to the number of affected households.

The City said water from the taps at affected homes and businesses should not be consumed. It should not be used for drinking, brushing teeth or cooking or washing fruits and vegetables without boiling and cooling first. They say you should use bottled water for those activities.

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