Boil water advisories issued for Muscotah, Winchester

(KAIR)--The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued boil water advisories for the City of Muscotah public water supply system located in Atchison County, and the city of Winchester public water supply system located in Jefferson County.

The advisory for the city of Muscotah was issued Sunday because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the distribution system, and the advisory for the city of Winchester was issued Saturday because of an equipment malfunction resulting in a loss of pressure. KDHE says failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

The health agency says customers should boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water.

KDHE says the advisories will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the systems at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved.

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