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Friday, February 18, 2011

Southwestern KC-MO Water Boil Order Lifted

The water-boil order that was issued by the KC-MO Water Department on Wednesday for those areas of the city generally west of the Big Blue River and south of 120th Street has been lifted- meaning tapwater is now safe for human consumption.

The order came after the rupture of a 16-inch water main earlier Wednesday near the Federal complex on Bannister Road east of Troost.

A Thursday story in the KANSAS CITY (MO) STAR reported that the number of water main breaks so far in the Winter of 2010-11 have "skyrocketed" over the same period during the Winter of 2009-10.

The STAR says the Water department has experienced "467" breaks from the period of Nov. 1- 2010 to the present- compared with "270" main breaks from Nov. 1 2009 to the end of February 2010- a "73% increase."

There are still 10 days to go in this year's reporting period.

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