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Water boil advisory persists in north St. Louis, canceled in south city and central corridor

The City of St. Louis Water Division on Saturday, issued a precautionary boil advisory for three areas in St. Louis.
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The City of St. Louis Water Division on Saturday issued a precautionary boil advisory for three areas in St. Louis.

Updated at 11 p.m. July 2 with test results

The City of St. Louis' Water Division has canceled precautionary boil advisories for areas in south city and the central corridor, but the warning remains in effect in parts of north city.

Tests on water samples in the Hamilton Heights, Kingsway West and Wells-Goodfellow neighborhoods returned inconclusive results, the division said Sunday night in a statement on its website. It is collecting additional water samples to analyze from the affected area in north St. Louis. Test results will be available in 24 hours, the division said.

Original story from July 1:

A precautionary boil water advisory remains in effect for many in St. Louis.

The city's Water Division issued the boil advisory Saturday evening for three areas of the city. They include parts of these neighborhoods:

  • Wells-Goodfellow, Kingsway West and Hamilton Heights.
  • Hi-Pointe, Clayton-Tamm, Cheltenham, Kings Oak, Franz Park, The Hill, Ellendale, Clifton Heights, Southwest Garden, Shaw, Compton Heights, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, North Hampton and Gravois Park.
  • JeffVanderLou, Grand Center and Midtown.

Severe thunderstorms hit the St. Louis region and Rolla on Friday and Saturday, causing widespread power outages for homeowners and businesses. The Chain of Rocks Water Treatment Plant temporarily lost power during the storm Saturday, which led to low water pressure for many residents.

The Water Division is reporting that the city’s water supply is not contaminated. However, the division is encouraging residents in the affected areas to follow the boil order until water sample results have been analyzed and confirm that it’s safe to drink from the tap. The advisory will be in effect until further notice.

The city is asking residents to report storm damage or continued low water pressure to the Citizens Service Bureau. According to Ameren, nearly 75,000 Missourians are still without power as of late Sunday morning. In Illinois, nearly 60,000 people are without power.

A tree limb damaged the roof and gutter of a home in University City.
Rod Milam
St. Louis Public Radio
A tree limb damaged the roof and gutter of a home in University City.

Residents in University City, Columbia and Collinsville were among the many in the St. Louis region to report severe storm damage, including downed trees and road blockages.

The storms also caused at least two deaths on Saturday. A 33-year-old woman near the Grove entertainment district in St. Louis was crushed in her parked car by a falling walnut tree. And a 5-year-old boy died when a tree fell on his house in Jennings.

The county board in Washington County, Illinois, which borders the Metro East, issued a disaster declaration. Ameren officials say those residents should have power back by at least Monday.

Marissanne is the afternoon newscaster at St. Louis Public Radio.