Boil water advisory issued for Bel Aire, Park City

Boil water advisory issued for Bel Aire, Park City.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a boil water advisory Friday for Bel Aire and Park City’s public water.
KDHE said the advisories stems from an electrical failure that led to a loss of chlorine residual, according to a news release.
Chlorine residual means enough chlorine was added to the water to combat potential bacteria and viruses, according to the CDC.
Bel Aire Mayor David Austin said the outage occurred this morning at a Chisholm Creek Utility Authority plant, which provides water to both Bel Aire and Park City.
Bel Aire also gets water from the city of Wichita, Austin said.
He said they shut off water from the plant after the outage.
“I’m pretty sure we’re okay, but just to be on the safe side, I encourage everyone to follow this order,” Austin said.
Under the advisory, KDHE says customers should: ▪ Boil water for a minute or used bottled water ▪ Throw away ice cubes and don’t use ice from home icemakers ▪ Let the water run until it clears if the tap water appears dirty ▪ Supervise children if they’re bathing so water isn’t ingested accidentally The advisory will remain in effect until KDHE finds that the contamination’s cause is resolved.
Daniel Salazar: 316-269-6791, @imdanielsalazar

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