Boil-water advisory issued for Ellis

by KAKE News originally posted on July 20, 2016


ELLIS, Kan. (KAKE) – A state agency issued a “boil water” advisory for the City of Ellis in Ellis County Tuesday.

A statement from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said there was a loss of water pressure, which could lead to bacteria contaminating the water. Hays Post reported water service was restored Tuesday afternoon.

The KDHE offered this guidance for people under the boil water advisory:

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. Supervision of children is necessary while bathing so that water is not ingested. 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.

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