State issues boil order issued for Kanopolis


TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the city of Kanopolis public water supply in Ellsworth County. The advisory was issued because of a positive bacteriological sample and inadequate chlorine residuals in the distribution system.

The advisory will remain in effect until the conditions the place the system at risk of contamination are adequately resolved as determined by KDHE officials.

Kanopolis water customers should observe the following precautions:

• Boil water for one minute before drinking or food preparation, or use bottled water.

• Dispose of ice cubes and don’t use ice from automatic ice makers.

• Disinfect dishes by immersing them for at least a minute in clean tap water that has a teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.

• Water used for bathing generally doesn’t need to be boiled, but children should be supervised so they don’t ingest the water. People with cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult a physician.

• If tap water appears dirty, flush the line by letting the water run until it clears.

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