1 of 2 boil water advisories lifted in Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for Butler County Rural Water District 2.

The advisory was issued because of a line break that caused a loss of pressure in the system. The boil advisory for Butler County Rural Water District 4 customers south of 70th Street remains in effect.
Laboratory testing samples collected from RWD 2 indicate no evidence of contamination, the KDHE said. 

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A boil water advisory has been issued for two rural water districts in Butler County. 

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the advisory Thursday for Rural Water Districts 2 and 4 because of a line break resulting in loss of pressure. For RWD 4, the advisory includes only customers south of 70th Street.

Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination, the KDHE said in a news release. 

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • 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.

The KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.

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