Boil water advisory issued for Ozawkie

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A boil water advisory has been issued for the city of Ozawkie, in Jefferson County, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

KDHE issued the water advisory on Saturday, advising people to observe their water until further notice. The advisory was issued because of a flooded well, which could result in the loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

KDHE recommends:

  • Looking to see if the water appears dirty
    • Flush water lines until the water runs clear
  • Boiling water for one minute prior to drinking or preparing food
  • Use bottled water if possible
  • Dispose of ice cubes and avoid using ice from automatic icemakers
  • Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces for at least one minute in clean tap water

Water used to take a bath and shower does not need to be boiled.

Supervision of children is recommended during this time.

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