A boil water advisory has been issued for a portion of Pottawatomie County Rural Water District No. 1.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the advisory following a water line break Friday morning. As a result, a loss of pressure in the distribution system may result in bacterial contamination.

Customers living west of Hwy 99 between Elizas Road and Repp Road are affected.

Those living in the area are advised to take 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 ice maker.
  • 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.

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