Boil water advisory issued in part of Ellis County

Originally posted on August 10, 2016


TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a “Boil Water Advisory” Tuesday for customers in Ellis County Rural Water District 6.

A statement from the KDHE explained the quality of the water in that district is “unknown,” because monthly monitoring for bacteria was not completed. The advisory will continue until water quality samples verify there’s no contamination.

Rural Water District 6 serves an area northeast of Hays, from Cathedral Avenue to 260th Avenue and from Buckeye Road to approximately Interstate 70..

The KDHE recommends customers under the advisory boil water for one minute before using it for drinking or food preparation. Ice from home automatic icemakers should not be used. And if tap water appears dirty, flush water lines until it becomes clear.

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