Boil water advisory for Rural Water District 4 in Sedgwick County

August 31, 2018 - 4:21 am

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Sedgwick Co. Rural Water District 4 located in Sedgwick County.  The advisory affects all customers south of Highway 54. Customers are advised to:

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 an 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 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 tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.

The advisory took effect on August 30, 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 line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.

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