Wichita, Kansas 2022-07-06 14:41:22 –
Has been updated:
Lions, Kansas (KSNW) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boiling water recommendation to the city of Lions in Rice County.
Authorities will issue a recommendation after being informed of the temporary pressure drop in the city’s water supply system. When the pressure drops, bacteria can grow in the water pipes.
According to KDHE, Lions residents will need to:
- If the tap water looks dirty, flush it until the water is clean and rinse the water pipe.
- Boil water for 1 minute or use bottled water before drinking or preparing food.
- Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from household automated ice makers.
- Disinfect tableware and other food contact surfaces by soaking in clean tap water containing 1 teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water for at least 1 minute.
- The water used for bathing usually does not need to be boiled. Children should be supervised to avoid ingesting water while taking a bath. People with cuts or severe rashes are advised to consult a doctor.
The order is valid until the test determines that the water can be safely consumed.
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