KDHE: Boil water advisory rescinded for Emporia

Published: Mar. 16, 2018 at 11:46 AM CDT
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A boil advisory has been rescinded for the City of Emporia's public water supply in Lyon Co.

According to the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, officials issued the advisory because of high turbidity, which may result in bacterial contamination.

Laboratory testing samples collected from the City of Emporia indicate no evidence of contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.

During a boil advisory the public is 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.