Hannibal water filtration plant floods

Filtration plant supervisor shows just how high the water got on the second floor of plant after overnight flooding.

The Water Conservation Order previously in effect for Hannibal water customers and Public Water Supply District #1 customers in Ralls County has been lifted Wednesday morning.

A boil order remains in effect in Hannibal and for PWSD#1 customers in Ralls County until 1 p.m. on Friday, June 27.

Public Relations Coordinator Kari Goodman from the Hannibal Board of Public Works reports that fire hydrants in the area are experiencing low pressure and fire departments have alternative plans in place to provide water on fire responses.

Goodman says residents are advised not to do laundry as the unclean water may stain clothing.

Goodman said officials and contractors are still determining the extent of the damage to the filtration plant, which was flooded Sunday.

It is believed that lightning struck a water supply line causing a valve to open and flood the plant.

Service is expected to be restored over the next couple of days as crews bring new equipment in.

General Mills is complying with the Hannibal Board of Public Worksâ?? precautionary boil order and is shutting down operations. Employees please call 1-800-245-5789 (option 1) for plant status updates.

The Hannibal American Legion has cancelled their Bingo events for this week and on July 4th.