For Immediate Release
Contact: Samantha Payne, PIO City of Ozark, Missouri Phone:
(417) 581-7002 ext 2001
Release date: May 16, 2020
A Mandatory Potable Water Boil Order Has Been Issued for a Portion of the City of Ozark, Missouri
A water main break has caused the City of Ozark Public Works Department to issue a mandatory potable water boil order for residents and businesses in the affected service area. Public Works has the water main break contained and is currently working with the Christian County Health Department on collecting water samples.
The Public Works Department is recommending that customers in this area boil tap water before drinking it or using it for cooking, or use an alternative source, until the boil order is lifted. Due to the low pressures experienced, the City will be taking bacteria samples throughout the affected area. Until the advisory is lifted, the Public Works Department has the following recommendations for customers in the affected area only:
• Do not drink tap water without boiling it first.
• Bring water to a boil, let boil for one minute, and let it cool before drinking/using.
• Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, and food preparation until the order is lifted.
• Un-boiled tap water may be used for bathing and other non-drinking purposes.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available. For more information, please contact the City of Ozark Public Works Department at 417-581-9303 or visit City of Ozark Facebook at @ozarkmo