The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply of the City of Burden in Cowley County.
KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination, a news release said.
The advisory will remain in effect until KDHE officials believe the risk is resolved.
Customers should boil their water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation, or used bottled water. All ice cubes should be thrown away and customers should not use their automatic ice maker, the release said.
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Disinfect dishes 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, but supervision of children is necessary so they don’t drink the water. 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.