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Boil advisory issued for residents of Lane, KS

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Posted at 10:48 PM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-06 23:48:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A boil water advisory has been issued for the city of Lane, Kansas.

The advisory was put in place on Saturday and will continue until the risk of bacterial contamination in the system is resolved.

The risk was caused by a line break that caused the water system to lose pressure, which can cause a loss of chlorine.

For questions about the advisory, call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 785-296-5514.

KDHE issued the following guidelines for affected residents:

  • 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.