Boil advisory canceled in the Northland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KC Water canceled the precautionary boil water advisory on Wednesday for customers in the area of NW 64th Street to NW 78th Street, and N. Congress Ave to NW Waukomis Drive.

A water main break on Tuesday prompted water services to issue a precautionary boil advisory and caused water pressure issues in several neighborhoods and local schools in the Northland on Tuesday.

KC Water Services has issued a precautionary boil order to customers in the area of NW 64th Street to NW 78th Street, and N. Congress Avenue to NW Waukomis Drive. The advisory did not include the cities of Platte Woods or Lake Waukomis.

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The Park Hill School District sent out a notification that the break affected English Landing Elementary, Lakeview Middle School, Russell Jones Education Center, Chinn Elementary and Plaza Middle School.

The school district said they have enough water for lunch and enough pressure to use restrooms. The water department is working on the issue and schools are functioning as usual.

Customers in the affected areas should continue to boil water until a cancellation notice is issued.

Under a Boil Water Advisory, it is recommended that customers follow these guidelines:

  • Boil all drinking water. Tap water should be boiled vigorously for three minutes before using it to drink, cook, or prepare food. Let the water cool sufficiently before drinking.
  • Ice made with un-boiled tap water should not be used for drinking purposes.
  • Dishes and food contact surfaces may be disinfected using tap water that contains one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon.
  • The tap water is safe for other purposes such as bathing; however, small children should be discouraged from swallowing bath water.
  • Water boiled for drinking and cooking purposes may be used for brushing teeth.

For more information regarding boil water advisories, please visit the KC Water Services website.