Boil Water Advisory issued in Neosho County
TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a boil water advisor for the City of Thayer in Neosho County.
Officials say this advisory affects the City of Thayer’s public water supply system as well as Coal Hollow Water Company’s public water supply system.
The state encourages residents in these areas to adhere to the following precautions:
- If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.
- 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.
KDHE officials say they issued the advisory due to a loss of pressure in the distribution systems caused by waterline fractures. Failure to maintain water pressure may lead to a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination, according to the state.
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