Boil water advisory rescinded for city of Carbondale

Advisory for Osage County RWD No. 5 remains in effect

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded the boil water advisory issued yesterday for the city of Carbondale. The boil water advisory for Osage County Rural Water District No. 5, issued at the same time, remains in effect.

The boil water advisory for the city of Carbondale and Osage County RWD No. 5 was issued on Sept. 18 because of the possibility of untreated raw water being pumped directly to the distribution system. Laboratory testing on samples collected from the City of Carbondale water supply indicate no evidence of contamination, and all other conditions that placed that system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.

A KDHE spokesperson said testing of the Osage County RWD No. 5 system will continue today and tomorrow. In the meantime, Osage CountyRWD No. 5 customers should continue to observe the following precautions:

  • 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 ice maker.
  • 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The system or KDHE will notify area media when the boil water advisory for Osage County RWD No. 5 has been rescinded. For more information, contact the Osage County RWD No. 5 office at 785-665-7223.

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