BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6.

The portion affected was the area bounded by SE 130th St. and SE 160th St., from Hunter Rd. to Ohio St.

The advisory came as a loss of water pressure in the distribution system was reported. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.  

Customers in a boil water advisory should follow these 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. 
  • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears. 
  • 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. 

For more information, you can visit the KDHE’s website by clicking here.