Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Douglass, Butler County

A boil water alert has been issued for the entire Town of Blowing Rock.
A boil water alert has been issued for the entire Town of Blowing Rock.(Source: Pixabay)
Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 10:12 AM CDT
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DOUGLASS, Kan. (KWCH) – UPDATE: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Douglass public water supply system.

The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Douglass public water supply system and a portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6 located in Butler County. The portion affected is the area south of 160th Street.

This means 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.
  • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.
  • 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 advisory took effect on July 18 and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. KDHE 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.

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