The boil water advisory has been lifted.  

Always remain prepared for the possibility of a boil water notice. Advisories are issued when conditions could allow for contamination. Orders are issued when contaminants are actually detected. Register for boil notice alerts at In the event of a Boil Order, additional steps are taken to notify all households in addition to the alert list.

Guidelines for food establishments after the boil water advisory/order is lifted (see full recommendations in document below): 

• flush the building water lines and clean faucet screens, water line strainers on mechanical dishwashing machines etc.
• purge all water lines connected to fixtures and appliances, such as ice machines, beverage makers, produce and seafood misting devices, hot water heaters etc. Clean and sanitize all fixtures, sinks and equipment connected to waterlines.
• Follow the manufacturer’s recommended procedures for:

o disinfecting water softeners, prior to putting them back into service;
o replacing filters or media in small filters on ice machines, water treatment systems, beverage vending machines; and
o replacing carbon filters or carbon media in filters.

For updates on the situation please visit the City of Cape Girardeau's website.

Questions? Contact Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center at (573)335-7846, ext. 128.