Missouri American Water is asking customers in an area of South St. Louis County to conserve water over the coming days due to flooding concerns.

Flooding along the Meramec River may cause Missouri American Water to shut down its south plant, which takes in water from the Meramec for distribution in South St. Louis.

Some South St. Louis County customers may experience lower than normal water pressures for the next few days. The quality of drinking water is still good, Missouri American Water said.

Affected areas being asked to conserve water through at least Saturday:
Fenton
Oakland
Marlborough
Crestwood
Grantwood Village
Affton
Wilbur Park
Green Park
Valley Park
Mehlville
Lemay
Webster Groves
Shrewsbury
MacKenzie
Sunset Hills
Sappington
Lakeshire
Portions of unincorporated STL County

Missouri American Water conservation tips
- Check your home for faucet and toilet leaks and repair them
- Make sure your dishwasher is full before running it
- When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the laundry load
- Consider taking shorter shows