Boil water advisory lifted for Rose Hill

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for the town of Rose Hill.

The agency said Tuesday that laboratory testing samples indicated no evidence of contamination, and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination were deemed resolved.

A pump failure prompted the advisory. Rose Hill schools were closed Monday but reopened Tuesday.

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Health officials have issued a boil water advisory for the town of Rose Hill in south-central Kansas. 

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the advisory Monday due to a pump failure. The agency said in a news release that Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

USD 394 called off school for the day due to the advisory.

The KDHE recommends customers observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • 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.

Anyone with questions can call the KDHE at (785) 296-5795. Click here for additional information.

Restaurants and other food establishments that have questions about the impact of the boil water advisory on their business can contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety & lodging program at or call (785) 564-6767.

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