Emporia water main break repaired, boil water advisory in effect

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EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNW) – According to officials with the City of Emporia, the major water main break has been repaired. The pressure to the system was restored to normal as of 2 a.m.

Water samples are being collected for testing by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The boil will continue until further notice.

Bottled water distribution began at 8 a.m. at the Anderson Building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds located at 2650 W. Highway 50 in Emporia.

Under a boil water advisory:

  • City of Admire, Lyon County
  • City of Allen, Lyon County
  • Coffey County Rural Water District 2E, Coffey County
  • City of Emporia, Lyon County
  • City of Hartford, Lyon County
  • Lyon County Rural Water District 1, Lyon County
  • Lyon County Rural Water District 2, Lyon County
  • Lyon County Rural Water District 3, Lyon County
  • Lyon County Rural Water District 4, Lyon County
  • Lyon County Rural Water District 5, Lyon County
  • City of Olpe, Lyon County
  • Park Place Communities Management, Lyon County

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • 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 physicians.
  • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.

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