Boil Water order rescinded for Quenemo

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QUENEMO, Kan. (WIBW) -- A boil order was rescinded Friday for the City of Quenemo's public water supply.

The Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment issued the advisory just over a week ago because of a line break that caused a loss of pressure to the system. When the pressure drops, it could cause a reduction in chlorine residual levels and bacterial contamination, the agency explained.

The KDHE says laboratory samples indicate no evidence of contamination in the water supply.

Under a , customers are asked to:

  • 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.