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Louisburg residents should see clear water as crews complete water tower work

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Posted at 1:51 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-04 18:29:05-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Residents of Louisburg, Kansas, should begin to see their water running clear, a Louisburg spokesperson said Wednesday.

Some households had reported cloudy or even brown water Tuesday.

"It was more brown and it was gritty looking around the whole toilet bowl where the water is," said Louisburg resident Mary Anne Sause.

The problem has persisted for about a month according to Sause, who noticed it after she showered.

"I’m like, 'I’m not that dirty,' and that has been everyday for the last month," she said.

According to the city spokesperson, maintenance on the Spring Valley Road water tower meant water had to be moved to Louisburg at a higher-than-normal pressure.

The result was water cloudy in appearance.

Louisburg officials said the water was monitored and treated, and determined safe to drink by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The city said it had been in contact with KDHE since the beginning of the work and followed each of the agency’s recommended steps.

The water tower is once again running, the spokesperson said Wednesday morning.

Many residents are reporting clear water, though crews are still flushing out some trouble spots by opening fire hydrants.

The Louisburg Public Works Department estimated crews had flushed around half a million gallons of water through the lines in their efforts.