2 Brown Co. towns under boil orders

by Nick Viviani, originally posted on September 20, 2016


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — The Kansas Dept of Health and Environment issued a boil order Tuesday covering Brown Co. towns.

Everyone in the cities of Horton and Willis are advised to boil their tap water for one minute before drinking or cooking with it, or, to just use bottled water, until further notice.

KDHE blamed the boil advisory on a water line break that caused a loss of pressure in the system. Without enough pressure, the line could lose chlorine residuals and become contaminated.

In addition to boiling their water, KDHE also advises:

– Disposing of ice cubes and temporarily stop using ice from a household ice maker

– Disinfect dishes 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.

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