(GOESSEL, Kan.) — The City of Goessel has lifted its boil water advisory. The advisory had gone out Tuesday because of a water leak in town.
Tuesday Dec. 27, 2011
The city says it is experiencing a leak in a main water line and that is causing the water system to lose pressure. Officials say when that happens contaminants can enter the system and chlorine levels can drop. The city says crews are working to repair the leak.
The KDHE says residents who use water in Goessel should take the following precautions.
- Boil water vigorously for one minute prior to use. Boiling longer than three minutes may adversely affect the quality and taste of the water.
- Use only boiled water for drinking, diluting fruit juices, and all other food preparation.
- Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker. Remake ice cubes with water that has been boiled.
- 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 or using backyard pools so water is not ingested. Persons with cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult their physicians.