The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Miami County Rural Water District No. 2 in Miami County.
The advisory took effect Monday, Nov. 4, and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved, according to a KDHE news release.
KDHE officials issued the advisory because of high turbidity, which can result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination, according to the release.
Only KDHE can issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.
Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:
- 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 nor 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.