DRINKING WATER WARNING
A small area of the City of Fenton lost pressure and contamination may have occurred. On Fourth St addresses 201 through 221 N. Walnut St. 506 through 512 & Third St addresses 201 through 226. These places must:
BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING. The notice will last for at least 48 hours.
Due to a drop in pressure in the water supply, bacterial contamination may have occurred in the water system. Bacteria are generally not harmful and are common throughout our environment. Corrective measures are currently being undertaken to correct the situation.
What should I do?
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Continue using boiled or bottled water until further notice.
What happened? What is being done?
These precautionary actions are being taken due to the loss of water pressure in the water distribution system caused by a Valve failure on September 8 2023. Whenever a water system loses pressure for any significant length of time, precautionary measures are recommended.
The water department is working to get pressure restored, and water staff will be taking other remedial actions such as flushing and collecting bacteriological samples from affected parts of the system. The samples will be collected to determine that the water quality meets the state drinking water standards. We will inform you when tests show no bacteria, and you no longer need to boil your water. We anticipate resolving the problem in the next couple of hours.
This boil water notice shall remain in effect until results from the sampling verify the water is safe to drink. Customers will be advised when the boil water advisory has been lifted.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.