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Boil Advisory for Excelsior Springs, MO - September 20 - 22, 2017

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO - (found on KMBC 9 News website)

The City of Excelsior Springs is issuing a boil order ahead of scheduled maintenance later this week.

The Excelsior Springs Water Plant will be switching its disinfection from Chlorine Gas to Sodium Hypochlorite (Liquid Bleach) as a part of a current plant upgrade project to create a safer environment.

Engineers will have to establish a base line of chemical feed to meet the necessary disinfection limits, and a a result, the city is ordering a boil water advisory.

That boil advisory will start on Wednesday, September 20th at 8:00 AM, and will run through Friday, September 22nd. City officials said once the base line is reached, the boil advisory will be lifted.

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Excelsior Springs suggests these precautions:

1. Boil water vigorously for 3 minutes prior to use. Use only water that has been boiled for drinking, diluting fruit juices, all other food preparation and brushing teeth.

2. Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic ice maker. Remake ice with water that has been boiled.

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. Note: Let water cool sufficiently before drinking (approximately 110 degrees F).