Boil-water advisory issued for Arlington
ARLINGTON – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil-water advisory for the public water supply in Arlington.
Health officials issued the advisory because the city cannot maintain the minimum required chlorine residual.
Details on why there are issues with chlorine levels were not immediately available but failure to maintain those levels may put the system at risk for bacterial contamination.
The advisory will remain until officials determine that conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are adequately resolved.
Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: Boil water for one minute before 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 need to be boiled.
Supervision of children is necessary while bathing, however, so they don’t ingest the water.
Persons with cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult their physicians.