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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Oct. 25, 2011

City of Maryville issues boil advisory, Northwest adapting

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A Northwest student fills her bottle at a water station provided outside the J.W. Jones Student Union.

A Northwest student fills her bottle at a water station provided outside the J.W. Jones Student Union. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Relations)

Update: The city of Maryville has lifted its boil advisory, and residents may resume regular water usage.

The city of Maryville has issued a boil advisory, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, for the purpose of maintenance on pipes delivering water to the city. It is important to remember this is a boil advisory issued by the city and not a boil order issued by a state or environmental agency. However, Northwest is taking steps to assist its students and employees who may be inconvenienced by this advisory.

According to the city, residents will not experience a loss of water pressure and regular shower usage may continue. Standard hand-washing procedures with tap water should be used with a germicidal soap or hand cleanser. Consumption of the water supply is discouraged, and water should be boiled before drinking or brushing teeth.

During the boil advisory, Northwest will provide one water bottle per student with a Bearcat Card. Students may pick up a water bottle at the Office of Student Affairs, located on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Oct. 26 

Additionally, a water truck will be stationed in the Student Union parking lot, where Northwest students and employees may fill containers with clean water. The water station will be open 24/7, and students and employees will be asked to show their Bearcats Cards for access.

As a result of the boil advisory, Java City and Wok dining locations will be closed. Freshens will operate with limited service. All water fountains on campus will be covered.

Additional guidlines for residents to remember include:

Northwest will provide additional information as needed and alert students and employees when the boil advisory is lifted. The advisory is expected to end Friday, Oct. 28, at the earliest, once testing is complete and reports show the water supply is safe. 


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468