The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has
issued a boil water advisory for Rural Water District #2
in east central Osage County and a small portion of west
central Franklin County.
main has ruptured, leading to a loss of pressure in the
distribution system affecting all customers. When such a
loss of pressure
occurs, it is possible for contaminants to enter the system.
Also, chlorine residuals may drop to levels that are inadequate
to protect against bacterial contamination.
to the water main are ongoing. Once service is restored,
customers should observe the following precautions until
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
Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion
at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one
teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.
If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines
the water run until it clears.
order will remain in effect until testing of water samples
no evidence of contamination and all other conditions which
systems at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials
resolved. The affected systems and/or KDHE will notify media
when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.
with questions may contact Osage County RWD #2 at (785)
633-5455 or (785) 453-2356.