Belleville, Ill. (Aug. 29, 2019) — Illinois American Water has lifted the boil water order to a portion of its Metro East service area. The boil order was issued Wednesday afternoon after a contractor working at the company’s Metro East water treatment plant near East St. Louis hit a 24-inch water main, causing a drop in water pressure.
The boil water order has been lifted in the following communities directly served by Illinois American Water:
- East St. Louis
- Fairmont City
- Washington Park
- Cahokia (from Commonfields of Cahokia PWD)
- Canteen Township
- St. Clair Township
- Stookey Township
- Smithton Township
The boil water order issued by the City of O’Fallon has been lifted. The City of O’Fallon also provides water to the City of Fairview Heights.
The boil water continues in the following sale-for-resale communities in the Metro East. According to Illinois EPA guidelines, sale-for-resale (wholesale) communities are responsible for lifting boil water orders in their communities and notifying their customers-residents:
- Scott Air Force Base
- Commonfields of Cahokia Public Water District
- Concordia Water District
- Prairie DuPont Water District