Boil Water Warning issued for Reserve Kansas

by Greg Palmer, originally posted on September 2, 2016


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)– The Kansas Department of Health and Environment informed 13 NEWS late Friday morning that they have issued a boil water advisory for the City of Reserve in Brown County.

Officials 13 NEWS a loss of pressure created a concern that a loss of chlorine could allow bacterial contamination.

The advisory will remain in effect until conditions that could cause contamination are resolved by the KDHE.

Officials said residents using the Reserve Kansas water supply should:
• 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.
• Although 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 tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.

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