Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boil Order

A well pump malfunctioned today, which affected the water tower and pressure to the water system in Tan-Tar-A Resort and Estates, Oak Creek and other areas served by the tower.  While there has not been a breach or line break, the water system operator has notified us that the areas served by the tower will be under a boil order until further notice due to the low pressure situation.

You may want to take the following precautions:

1.  Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use.  Use only boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, diluting fruit juices and all other food preparations or consumption.  Use of bottled water may be a feasible, though relatively expensive, alternative to boiling tap water when under a boil water order.

2. Do not use ice from a household automatic ice-maker or use any ice made with unboiled water from this system.  Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled or buy ice.

3. Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.


Water used for hand-washing or bathing does not generally need to be boiled.  Supervision of children is necessary while bathing or using backyard pools so water is not ingested.  Persons with cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult their physicians.

We will post another notice as soon as the water has been tested and the boil advisory is lifted.

If you have any questions, you may contact Teri at the office at 573-348-1758 Ext. 5 during regular business hours.

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