This story was updated at 1:07 p.m. on September 2 to reflect that the order has been lifted.

Update: As of 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday September 2, the boil advisory has been lifted. 


In the early morning hours of August 30, the City of Willow Springs experienced a control malfunction at one of the City’s water wells, resulting in a low-pressure event overnight. 

The City of Willow Springs is now under a boil water advisory.  According to a release from the City, this is NOT an order, just an advisory,  until results from water samples taken can be analyzed from the lab and they receive a confirmation of their analysis.  This may take up to 3 days to get results.   


What precautions should I take if under a boil water order or advisory?

The following steps need to be taken:

1. Boil water vigorously for three minutes prior to use. Use only water that has been boiled for drinking, diluting fruit juices, all other food preparation and brushing teeth.

2. Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic ice maker. Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled.

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.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, however, public health and safety is the City’s main priority. 

Contact City Hall during business hours with questions, or if you have an emergency call 911.


Howell County News

110 W. Main St.,
Willow Springs, MO 65793

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