State of Kansas issues boil advisory for Coffeyville

by Amy Sullivan, originally posted on November 25, 2016


UPDATE: The KDHE gave the City of Coffeyville the green light to start producing water again.

The boil order has been lifted.

City of Coffeyville

about 5 months ago

The City of Coffeyville received good news as test results showed no contaminants at our location on the Verdigris River, and KDHE gave the go ahead to begin producing water again. The boil order is still in effect. Water distribution will begin today at 9 a.m. at the Youth Activities Center. More information following an 8 a.m. meeting.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued a boil water advisory for the City of Coffeyville public water supply.

The advisory was issued Thursday because of a loss of pressure which can result in a bacterial contamination.

There is potable water available for those in the Coffeyville area at the Youth Activities Center.


Coffeyville Police Department

about 5 months ago

Potable (drinking) water will be available at the Youth Activities Center 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

Non-potable water will also be available; the location will be announced Friday morning. Non-potable water will be limited to 5 gallons per trip.


The KDHE recommends customers of the Coffeyville water supply do the following 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.
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