The City of Oak Grove said a major water main break has prompted them to declare a boil advisory for all water customers until further notice.

Multiple residents said they didn’t have any water Friday morning.

Crews are working to repair the break.

Alert Issued by the City of Oak Grove

Oak Grove, MO, Tuesday, August 10, 2012: In the early morning hours of Friday, August 10, 2012, the City of Oak Grove experienced a major water main break in the water system. Due to the pressure in the water main dropping the system is under a boil water advisory until further notice. All City of Oak Grove water customers are advised to take the following precautions:

1. Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use. Use only boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, diluting fruit juices and all other food preparations or consumption. Use of bottled water may be a feasible, alternative to boiling tap water when under a boil water order.

2. Do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker or use any ice made with unboiled water from this system. Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled or buy ice.

3. Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.

Water used for hand-washing or bathing does not generally need to be boiled. Supervision of children is necessary while bathing or using backyard pools so water is not ingested. Persons with cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult their physicians. Customers are urged to limit water use to necessary activities only.

Contact 816-690-3773 ext. 1000 or 1105 for further information.