ST. JOSEPH - A boil order has been issued for St. Joseph.
On Tuesday, a contractor working in the St. Joseph area struck an Illinois American Water main resulting in the loss of water pressure to customers.
Any time water pressure drops below 20 pounds per square inch in any part of a community’s distribution system, a boil order must be issued.
As a result of the loss of pressure Illinois American Water has issued a boil order for St. Joseph.
Illinois American Water says the order will be in effect until water quality samples confirm that the water is safe for consumption. It is standard procedure for a boil order to be in effect for 36 hours after water service is restored.
Any water to be used for drinking or cooking should be brought to a rolling boil for 5 minutes prior to consumption.
Water is OK for bathing, washing and other common uses.