Boil water advisory in effect for Udall
A boil water advisory is in effect for the City of Udall in Cowley County.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the advisory for the city’s public water supply because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure to the system.
"Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination," KDHE says.
KDHE did not provide a timetable for when the advisory may be lifted, saying it will remain in effect "until conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be adequately resolved.
KDHE says water customers in Udall should take the following precautions: *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.
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.