Water conserving measures no longer necessary, Moberly boil order remains in effect

The pipe that leaked water Wednesday in Moberly was repaired. (Garrett Bergquist/KRCG 13)

The City of Moberly told water customers Thursday morning they no longer needed to conserve water.

A water main break Wednesday morning halted water use across the city. By the afternoon, the 18-inch hole on a Sturgeon Street water line was repaired and pressure had begun building again in the water towers.

City administrators stated no leaks occurred Wednesday night and customers could resume normal use of water.

"However, the Boil Order for human consumption of water does remain in effect until bacteriological testing confirms that the water is safe," a release from the city stated. "All customers in the City of Moberly are advised to boil the water before consumption. Water for consumption should be boiled for 3 minutes and then cooled for drinking water use."

City crews were scheduled to flush the water mains Thursday and test chlorine residuals and pull the fresh water throughout the system, according to the release.

If customers continue to experience pressure problems at their residence or business, they should notify the City of Moberly.

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