City of Kingman under boil water advisory
originally posted on July 10, 2016
KINGMAN, Kan. Kingman City Manager Emily Graf tells us the city is under a boil water advisory.
As the name indicates, the advisory means that if you get your water from the City of Kingman’s supply, you need to boil the water before using it. The city says the alert is precautionary due to “a lack of chlorination due to an equipment issue.”
The city says efforts are underway to chlorinate the water, but did not have a time frame for when the advisory would end.
“This is not a KDHE advisory, but just as a precaution until we are advised,” the city says on its Facebook page.
The city says its water customers should observe the following precautions 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. 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.