Cape Girardeau merchants battle water deficiency during the week

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI)- Cape Girardeau is trying to slowly come back, as well as the water pressure for the city.

This means coming up with ways businesses can continue serving the local clientele base.

Trio is a plant-based vegan restaurant in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Shane Callahan, the co-owner of Trio Restaurant says: “I’ve been boiling water since about eight o’clock this morning. Set up our wash sinks, sanitizing sinks, then I’m setting portable water off to the side. So, we can use it to wash our produce, we can clean it later once we wash things out. We’re just going to constantly be boiling water throughout the day just to ensure that we have everything safe.”

Along with having sanitary check stations to clean items in the restaurant, limiting utensils and plating also is pivotal.

Callahan says to-go plating is what works best in situations like this, even with dine in customers.

“We don’t have to worry about washing extra dishes and using that extra water that we don’t need. With to-go [orders], we can just place it in the to-go, give them their silverware, and then it’s more sanitary that way and we don’t have to worry about any issues.”

Some businesses in Cape Girardeau had to close due to the water main break, with the water boil advisory still ongoing for next few days.

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