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Boil water advisory for Cottonwood Falls rescinded

Published: Jun. 24, 2016 at 4:04 PM CDT
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UPDATE: The boil water advisory for Cottonwood Falls has been rescinded.

The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure, which can result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

The KDHE says recent laboratory testing samples collected from the public water supply indicate no evidence of contamination.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a boil water advisory for the City of Cottonwood Falls due to a loss of pressure.

The KDHE said a loss in pressure could cause a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. The advisory will remain in effect until the KDHE determines the problem has been resolved.

If you live in Cottonwood Falls, the KDHE suggests you take the following precautions:

- Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation, or use bottled water

- Dispose of ice cubes, 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

- If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears