HAYS, Kansas -- People who live in the Country View Mobile Home Park are under a boil water advisory.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) says the owner of the mobile home park has failed to monitor and maintain the public water supply for the park in accordance with state and federal drinking water requirements.
The KDHE does not know if the water is safe to drink.
Until further notice, the mobile home park residents should take these precautions:
- 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.