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Feb. 27, 2013Maryville, MO |  By: Thomack

Boil Advisory Update

Maryville remains under a boil advisory until Thursday morning or until further notice.

The boil advisory, issued last night, is due to a low pressure malfunction at the water plant. City Manager Greg McDanel says the event stems from a water break at the plant early Sunday morning. No problems or low pressure were experienced until last night. McDanel says the boil advisory is a precautionary measure.

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Proper bacteria testing of the water is required before lifting the boil advisory. Tests taken this morning will be delivered to a lab in St. Joseph for further analysis. Northwest Missouri State University is providing bottled water in residence halls for students living on campus. All students and university employees may bring water bottles to be filled at Culligan water stations located at Brown Hall, the J.W. Jones Student Union, The Station, Garrett Strong, Valk Center, Wells, Hall, the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building and Colden Hall. Some guidelines to remember during the boil advisory are as follows: water needs to be boiled for at least three minutes; Ice cubes made by ice makers should be thrown out; dishes should be immersed for at least one minute in clean tap water containing a teaspoon of unscented bleach per gallon of water.