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Boil Water Advisory Issued for Wilson County RWD 1, Wilson Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Wilson County RWD 1 in Wilson County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

The advisory took effect on December 23 and will remain in effect until conditions that place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be adequately resolved.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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.
If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.
Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure. Regardless of whether it is the supplier or KDHE that announces a boil water advisory, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 23 which includes City of Altoona, City of Fredonia, City of Buffalo, City of Thayer, Coal Hollow Water Company, City of Fall River, Neosho Co. RWD No. 4, Neosho Co. RWD No. 3, City of Galesburg, Wilson Co. RWD No. 1, Wilson Co. RWD No. 2, Wilson Co. RWD No. 4, Wilson Co. RWD No. 5, Wilson Co. RWD No. 7, Wilson Co. RWD No. 10, Wilson Co. RWD No. 11, Wilson Co. RWD  No. 13, Montgomery Co. RWD No. 9, Neosho Co. RWD No. 6, Neosho Co. RWD No. 7, Neosho Co. RWD No. 9, Neosho Co. RWD No. l2 and any other consecutive water system.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of high turbidity.  High turbidity may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

The Advisory took effect on December 22 and will remain in effect until conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be adequately resolved. 

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:  
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 server rashes may wish to consult their physicians.
If you tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.

Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures to notify customers quickly after a system failure.  Regardless of whether it's the supplier or KDHE that announces a boil water advisory, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory

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