Boil water advisory challenges Saint Patrick’s Day celebration

EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT) – Hundreds of Emporians clad in green walked from bar to bar during the annual pub crawl.
"We’ll probably see 12 to 15 hundred people through the door today," Becker said.
"Which is absolutely crazy."
At least one business had to close it’s doors; forcing would-be customers to change their celebration plans.
"If you put enough good whiskey in water, that’ll take care of any advisory you need, so it’ll purify it," Ray Terrell said.
The Co-President of the Emporia Saint Patrick’s Day Committee, Trey Sommers, said the advisory didn’t hamper the day’s events.
"It hasn’t stopped our festivities at all.
Not surprisingly, Becker said Water wasn’t a top seller.
"We have 23 beers on tap, 80 beers total, we carry about 130 whiskeys," Becker said.
City officials said the city’s water may be contaminated because of a filter valve malfunction.

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