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Boil water advisory lifted for Park City & Bel Aire

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Published: May. 12, 2017 at 11:50 AM CDT
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UPDATE (Saturday, 12:30 pm)

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has lifted a boil water advisory for Park City and Bel Aire.

The advisory was issued Friday due to an electrical failure that led to a loss of chlorine residual.

KDHE said Saturday that laboratory tests showed no evidence of contamination, and the conditions that put the system at risk of contamination have been resolved.

UPDATE (10:15 p.m.)

Several restaurants within Park City and Bel Aire are dealing with lack of water due to a boil water advisory that is in effect.

Restaurants remained open Friday, but they had to make some adjustments throughout the day to avoid using potentially unsafe water.

The boil water advisory remains in effect for Park City and Bel Aire. The cities are waiting on test results to come back before it can be lifted and those results are expected sometime Saturday.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Park City and the city of Bel Aire public water supply located in Sedgwick County.

KDHE officials issued the advisory because of an electrical failure that led to a loss of chlorine residual.

The advisory took effect on May 12, 2017, and will remain in effect until the conditions that place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved adequately.

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.