Boil water advisory issued for the city of Moline, Elk Co.

Published: Jan. 18, 2018 at 8:57 AM CST
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the water located in the City of Moline in Elk County.

KDHE officials say there was a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

The advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

For those who live in the area, you should follow the following precautions:

• 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


• 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


KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.

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