Boil water advisory for Belle Plaine rescinded
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (KAKE) - KDHE has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County.
They say that the advisory was issued 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," their press release read.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system in Sumner County.
Customers should 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.
The KDHE said the advisory took effect on September 14 and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. Officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.
For consumer questions, please contact the water system, or KDHE at 785-296-5514. For consumer information please visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage: kdhe.ks.gov/waterdisruption
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 [email protected] or call 785-564-6767.