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Boil water advisory issued for Kingman County town

January 01, 2018 - 8:29 pm
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TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Spivey in southern Kingman County.

KDHE officials issued the advisory on Monday because of a mechanical malfunction resulting in a loss of pressure in the city's water system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Customers are advised to boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation, disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersing in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water, and toss out any existing ice cubes. Water used for bathing does not generally need to be boiled, but supervision of children is recommended so that water is not ingested.

KDHE officials say the advisory will remain in effect until conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed to be adequately resolved.

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