(WIBW) - People in Clifton are being advised to boil their water.
The Kansas Department of Health and environment issued an advisory Friday for the town in Clay and Washington counties. KDHE says the city experience a loss of pressure in the water system, which could allow contaminants to get in.
People in Clifton are advised to boil their water for one minute before drinking or preparing food; also, disinfect dishes and other surfaces that food might come in contact with for one minute in clean tap water with one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon.
KDHE will advise when tests show the system is safe.
Boil Water Advisory Advice from KDHE:
· 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.