City of Piedmont lifts boil water order

The Piedmont mayor says they're working on repairing a leak that's caused low water pressure and a boil water order in town.
Published: Mar. 5, 2023 at 4:29 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2023 at 2:43 PM CDT
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PIEDMONT, Mo. (KFVS) - Piedmont lifted the city-wide boil water order on Sunday, March 12.

The boil order was initially issued on Sunday, March 5 for customers of the City Piedmont Public Water System because of low water pressure.

Customers included those on Canyon Road, northeast out to the Eagles Club and the new Dollar General Store.

The entire city was under the boil water order after a mechanical failure.

”We’ve had an ongoing leak for several weeks and we’ve been searching diligently for it and we’ve had Missouri World Water people come in with their equipment,” said Piedmont Mayor Bill Kirkpatrick. “Once we get the other filter in operation, then we’ll be able to keep up with water supply easier to where we can work the system and check it out and keep the volume up in the tank, as well as we’re gonna do the sampling as soon as possible, as soon as we can be secure in the fact the waters gonna stay up. We’re gonna get the test done to where we can pull the boil water.”

According to the Clearwater R-1 School District Facebook page, classes were canceled Monday, March 6 because of the water issues. Classes remained canceled through March 10.

The Piedmont Fire Department handed out free cases of water to anyone in need.