Boil water advisory continues for Franklin County RWD 6

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a boil water advisory for Franklin County Rural Water District 6, in Franklin County, on Sept. 29, 2018. Laboratory testing samples collected from the system indicate no evidence of bacteriological contamination, however, due to the discoloration of the water, Franklin County RWD 6 will remain under a boil water advisory.

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.

The advisory took effect on Sept. 29, and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a water line break.

For more information, contact the water district or KDHE at 785-296-5795. For updates to the advisory, see the KDHE website https://khap2.kdhe.state.ks.us/NewsRelease/nr_index.aspx.

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