Missouri American Water Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for an area in St. Joseph.

St. Joseph, MO. (March 2, 2017) – A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued after an 8-inch water main break on 6th Street has caused water system pressures to drop below a certain level.  This is strictly a precautionary measure and there is no evidence of contamination.


The affected area is described below:

Randolph Street South to the Platte County Line, 59 Highway East to Noyes Blvd. and this includes Lake Contrary and Rushville.


This affects approximately 16,500 customers. Residents in the affected area will be under a precautionary boil water advisory until further notice.  Customers in the precautionary boil water advisory area listed above should bring their water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes before using for drinking or cooking.   Tap water is safe for bathing and washing clothes. The precautionary advisory will be in effect until water quality samples confirm that the water is safe for consumption. Customers who have provided contact information to Missouri American Water will be notified via the company’s emergency notification system.  Customers can also check the Missouri American Water Facebook Page for updates.