JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — A boil water advisory in effect since Christmas Eve has been lifted for thousands of families in the Arnold area.
Public Water Supply District No. 1 issued a precautionary boil order Friday morning after what the utility called a “major break on a water main” early in the morning. The break dropped the water pressure in the system serving Arnold.
“Our crews are working hard to get water service restored to all customers,” the water company wrote in a message on its website. “However due to the holidays, the boil order will remain in effect until water can be tested.”
All Public Water Supply District No. 1 customers were under the boil order until further notice. The water company posted a notice to its website on Monday announcing the water had been tested and was confirmed safe. Customers may now drink and use water normally.
The company noted customers with cloudy water due to air in the lines should run their faucets for a few minutes to flush the air out.
Public Water Supply District No. 1 serves the northeastern section of Jefferson County. It has more than 7,600 service connections, getting water to about 20,000 people, according to its website. Customers include residential, commercial, light and heavy industrial businesses.