Boil water advisory issued for the city of Hoisington

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Hoisington, Kan. (KAKE)- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Hoisington in Barton County.

The KDHE issues the advisory due to use of a backup well with unknown bacteriological water quality.

The advisory took effect December 6 and will remain in effect until the conditions putting the system at risk is resolved.

Customers should observe the following precautions until the advisory is lifted:

  • 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.

Restaurants and other food establishments that have questions about the impact of the boil water advisory on their business can contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety & lodging program at or call 785-564-6767.

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