Boil water advisory ends in Severy

originally posted on January 12, 2017


Severy’s boil water advisory was short-lived.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced the advisory Monday after a loss of pressure. It rescinded the advisory Wednesday.
Lab testing samples collected by KDHE had no evidence of contamination. Loss of pressure in a water system is a concern because there could be a loss of chlorine residuals and a subsequent increased risk of bacterial contamination.
5:10 pm Monday: Severy, Kansas now under boil water advisory
Another town in Greenwood County is under boil water advisory; this time, it’s Severy.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, otherwise known as the KDHE, issued a boil water advisory Monday afternoon for the public water supply located in Severy.
KDHE officials are instituting this call beacuse of a loss of pressure. The failure to maintain pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.
This advisory will remain in effect until KDHE officials determine conditions to be adequately resolved.
Residents affected by the boil water advisory need to take the following steps until it’s lifted:*Boil water for one minute before drinking or preparing food.
*Get rid of current ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic ice maker.
*Disinfect dishes for at least a minute by using a solution of one teaspoon of unscented bleach for every gallon of water. Food preparation surfaces also need to be disinfected using this method.

*You don’t need to boil bath water, but it’s necessary to supervise children around the water.
*People with cuts or severe rashes are recommended to consult their physicians.
*If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.
The KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.
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