UPDATE: The Boil Water Advisory for Belle Plaine has been lifted.

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (KSNW) — Belle Plaine has repaired a major water leak, and a boil water advisory has been issued.

According to the City’s Facebook page, they started working on the leak just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The break was in the main between the city’s wells and water tower.

The City said water is back on, and crews are flushing some lines to help alleviate air.

As a precaution, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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

The advisory took effect on Wednesday, Sept.14, and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved.

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