Boil Water Advisory issued for McFarland Kansas

by Greg Palmer, originally posted on June 22, 2016



TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)– The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply in the Wabaunsee County city of McFarland.

KDHE officials told 13 NEWS they issued the advisory following a loss of pressure that could allow bacterial contamination.

The Boil Water advisory took effect on June 22, 2016, and will continue until conditions which place the system at risk until KDHE officials know the problem is fixed.

People in McFarland should do the following until further notice:

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 however supervision of children is necessary while bathing so that water is not ingested. Persons with cuts or severe rashes should 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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