Boil Water Advisory for Riverchase Mobile Home Park in Riley County

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RILEY CO., Kan. (WIBW) -- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for Riverchase Mobile Home Park in Riley County.

The advisory took effect June 11. The KDHE cited a loss of pressure as the cause behind this advisory, which could lead to a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

The KDHE has provided the following tips for those affected:

  • 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.

If anyone has questions, they can contact the water system or KDHE at 785-296-5514. More information can be found on KDHE’s website here