Boil advisory issued for southwest KCK, Edwardsville and Lake of the Forest

originally posted on November 18, 2016


TOPEKA, Kan. РThe Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) have issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply in southwest KCK, Edwardsville and Lake of the Forest.

KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. This is a result of a main break located near 86th Street and Interstate 70.

Around 2,700 customers are impacted by the boil water advisory.

The advisory took effect on November 17, and will remain in effect until conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed safe by KDHE officials.

According to KDHE, customers should take 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.

If customers have questions, contact BPU Customer Service at 913-573-9190.

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