Webb City struggles to supply Carterville water; well repairs continue

UPDATE March 2, 2021: The City of Carterville lifts its boil order.

“THE WATER TESTS ARE BACK. THE WATER IS GOOD TO DRINK. THE BOIL ORDER IS NO MORE******

Cases of water will be distributed at the Carterville Gymnasium today from 8 am to 5 pm.”
UPDATE Feb. 23, 2021: From the City of Carterville:
“Our well is up & the water tower is fully functional. However, we are filling the tower, distributing to citizens & bleeding air from the lines, which may cause a delay in water dispensing. Please be patient. It will come to full pressure in time. Someone will be at City Hall until 7pm tonight to take reports of any leaks.”
“***BOIL ADVISORY***All water for consumption in the City of Carterville should be boiled until further notice. We have expedited testing and expect to lift the order in 48-72 hours once we receive clearance. We’ll provide additional information once it is available.”

UPDATE Feb. 22, 2021: The City of Carterville has posted the following to social media:

“We have been getting a lot of calls at city hall about rumors on the well completion due to incorrect information from social media posters…..
The estimate is still to be back up and running no later than tomorrow, but with hopes for today….The well crew has removed the motor, removed all of the old shaft, and built the proper manifold to change over to a submersible pump. The electrician is on site right now to complete the wiring and barring any unforeseen issues we are nearing the end of this.”

CARTERVILLE, Mo. – Water supplied to Carterville, Missouri residents will be varied off and on Thursday as repair continue on the city’s well. Officials say Webb City is struggling to supply enough water for the the town.

Flynn Well will begin pulling the well shaft from Carterville’s well. City officials do not have an estimated time of completion but expect one from the crew Thursday afternoon.

The city will continue distributing free cases of water from 8:30 a.m. to 7 :00 p.m. but this will now be at the fire department. They ask people go to the alley behind the fire department to receive the cases.

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