Water Boil Advisory for Oaks Ridge Meadows Area
The City of Lee’s Summit’s Water Utilities Department is issuing a boil advisory effective immediately for the Oaks Ridge Meadows area due to loss of water pressure from a water main break the evening of Monday, July 16, 2012.
Customers in the Oaks Ridge Meadows subdivision off Anderson Drive are advised to boil all drinking water.
Customers should boil water vigorously for three minutes before using it to drink, cook or prepare food. Ice made with un-boiled water after 3 p.m. July 16 should not be used for drinking purposes. Disinfect dishes and surfaces used for food preparation with tap water that contains one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon.
The water is safe for other purposes such as bathing, but children should be discouraged from swallowing bath water. Water boiled for drinking and cooking purposes should also be used for brushing teeth.
The boil advisory is in effect for at least 24 hours and until water quality can be confirmed. Samples are currently being collected and customers will be updated on the status of the boil advisory by the morning of July 18 through local media and the City’s various communication methods including its website.
Customers in the area experienced water shut off in order to repair the main break Monday afternoon. The water was off for about 2.5 hours.
Streets affected include:
Anderson Drive, Plantation Lane, Moonlight Meadows, Maybrook, Misty Meadows, Hidden Meadow, N.E. Park Ridge Drive, Coral, Sapphire, Ruby, Turquoise, Pearl, Hidden Ridge Lane, Oaks Ridge Drive, Oaks Ridge Lane, Sunrise Meadows, Velie, Promised View, Northgate Crossing and Emerald.
A map of the full area is dowloadedabile here.
For more information, please contact the Lee’s Summit Water Utilities Department at 816-969-1900 or visit www.lswater.net.
The City of Lee’s Summit has amended the mandatory watering restrictions currently in effect to allow an address-based approach to the use of lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems. This ongoing measure is necessary in order to ensure an adequate balance is maintained between water demands and water storage levels during this period of high temperatures and drought-like conditions.
This approach will allow customers with even-numbered addresses to begin using lawn sprinklers or irrigation systems on even-numbered calendar days, while customers with odd-numbered addresses may use lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems on odd-numbered calendar days.
For example: City Hall at 220 S.E. Green Street may use lawn sprinklers or irrigation systems on July 6 and July 8. While the Fire Department headquarters at 207 S.E. Douglas would be able to use lawn sprinkler and irrigation systems on July 7 and July 9.
All customers may continue to use watering cans or hand-held hoses on all days. There are no restrictions on the use of power washers, car washes, fountains, pools or similar equipment or devices. Washing vehicles at home is allowed with the use of a hose with a hand-held trigger mechanism.
This approach includes all commercial and residential customers.
Customers will be notified through local media outlets and the City’s communication methods, including the City’s website at www.cityofls.net, Nixle and LSTV when normal water usage may occur.
For more information, call the City’s Water Utilities Department at (816) 969-1900.