NEOSHO COUNTY, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is issuing a boil water advisory for part of Neosho County Rural Water District 4. The advisory affects the area of the system East of Highway 59 and South of the Labette/Neosho County Line.
Authorities say the advisory will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. KDHE issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure in the system. A loss of pressure may lead to inadequate chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.
KDHE says customers should observe 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 ice maker.
- 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.
For questions you can contact the water system or KDHE at 785-296-5514.