Boil water advisory issued for part of Sumner County – Wichita, Kansas


Wichita, Kansas 2022-08-08 23:37:12 –

Sumner County, Kansas (KSNW) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boiling water advisory for the Prairie Schooner Mobile Home Court public water system in Sumner County.

KDHE states that until further notice, customers must comply with the following precautions:

  • Boil water for 1 minute before drinking or preparing food, or use bottled water.
  • Do not use the ice from the home automatic ice maker, and discard the ice.
  • If the tap water looks dirty, run it until the water runs clear to flush out the pipes.
  • Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by soaking in clean tap water containing 1 teaspoon of unscented household bleach per 1 gallon of water for at least 1 minute.
  • The water used for bathing usually does not need to be boiled. Children must be supervised during bathing to avoid swallowing water. People with cuts or severe rashes are advised to consult a doctor.

This recommendation is valid until the situation that puts the system at risk of bacterial contamination is resolved.

KDHE said the authorities issued an advisory as the distribution system lost pressure. Failure to maintain proper pressure can result in loss of residual chlorine and bacterial contamination.

Regardless of whether the public water utility or KDHE has issued a boiling water advisory, only KDHE can issue a cancellation order after testing by an accredited laboratory.

For consumer questions, KDHE asks you to contact your water system at 620-735-4252 or contact KDHE at 785-296-5514. For consumer information, KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information Web Page.

Restaurants and other food establishments with questions about the business impact of the boil advisory can contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Accommodation Program. Or call us at 785-564-6767.

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