KANSAS CITY, Mo. — KC Water cancelled a precautionary boil water advisory for one east Kansas City community after issuing the warning Wednesday.

The utility company said the advisory, which was recommended not required, came after a contractor accidentally hit a water main. That led to a complete loss of water pressure Tuesday night.

KC Water said crews initially restored pressure, but levels fell below normal during that time.

In the event of a boil water advisory, KC Water recommends customers in this area 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.

Anyone who still has questions or concerns can call KC Water at 816-513-1313.