Boil Water Advisory issued for Mulvane Mobile Home Park

by Jake Bowles originally posted on April 15, 2016


Possible bacterial contamination leads to a boil water advisory for the Mulvane Mobile Home Park in Sumner County.
It’s just for the Mulvane Mobile Home Park, not the whole city.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says broken water lines, lack of well repairs, repeated loss of pressure, and raw sewage on the surface mean the water is unsafe to consume until further notice.
You can boil water for one minute to make it safe to drink or cook with, and it’s OK to shower with normal water.
The KDHE gives the following advice for those affected:
  • 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 ice maker.
  • 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.

The advisory took effect April 14 and will remain in effect until the risk of contamination is resolved.




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