TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a boil advisory for the city of Reserve in Brown County, Kansas Monday afternoon.
The advisory was issued due to a water main break and is expected to last until KDHE can ensure that water pressure has been restored and there is no longer a risk for contamination.
In a statement from KDHE, residents are advised to:
• 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 ice maker.
• 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.