Boil water advisory rescinded for the city of Emporia

Update: March 18, 2018 – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the city of Emporia, Lyon County, Kan. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of high turbidity. Laboratory testing samples collected from the city indicate no evidence of contamination, and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.

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TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Emporia public water supply located in Lyon County.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of high turbidity. High turbidity may result in bacterial contamination.

The advisory took effect March 16, 2018, and will remain in effect until conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be adequately resolved.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation, or use bottled water.
  • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker.
  • Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.
  • Water used for bathing does not generally need to be boiled. Supervision of children is necessary while bathing so that water is not ingested. Persons with cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult their physicians.
  • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.

Public water suppliers in Kansas take necessary measures to notify customers quickly after a system failure. Regardless of whether the supplier or KDHE announces a boil water advisory, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.

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