KSDK - The precautionary boil water advisory issued for a large portion of the NewsChannel 5 viewing area was lifted Wednesday morning.
Missouri American Water says tests confirmed the water is safe for consumption. The advisory was issued on Tuesday after a power outage caused water system pressures to drop.
The following municipalities were affected:
- Glen Echo Park
- Beverly Hills
- Vinita Park
- Country Life Acres
- Crystal Lake Park
- Breckenridge Hills
- Norwood Court
- St. Ann
- Clarkson Valley
- Town & Country
- Woodson Terrace
- Creve Coeur
- Pasadena Park
- Pasadena Hills
- Sycamore Hills
- St. John
- Velda City
- Des Peres
- Some portions of unincorporated St. Louis County
The unincorporated areas of St. Louis Country included North of Highway 40/Interstate 64 and South of Interstate 270. There was also a small area in Des Peres North of Manchester and 270.
Many area grocery stores were flooded Tuesday with customers racing to buy bottled water. Some said they just didn’t want to take any chances.
“When I read it was due to low pressure and they needed to test the water, I thought it was great they were going through extra lengths to make sure we were safe. Cause we have the best water,” said Denise Sloan.
But others thought the whole ordeal was going to be a huge inconvenience.
Denise Little said, “"You gotta cook. You gotta get baby's baths. You gotta get ready for work. It's gonna be a huge inconvenience. Especially for the ones who gotta work in the evening."