Boil water advisory issued for Sedgwick County Eberly Farms supply

WICHITA, Kansas (KWCH) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Eberly Farms, Inc. public water supply system located in the county of Sedgwick. This advisory is not related to COVID-19.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • If your tap water seems dirty, flush the water lines by running the water until it runs clear.
  • Boil water for one minute before drinking or preparing food or use bottled water.
  • Discard the ice cubes and do not use ice from a home automatic ice maker.
  • Sanitize dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersing them for at least one minute in clean tap water containing one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.
  • Water used for bathing generally does not need to be boiled. Supervision of children is necessary during bathing so that water is not ingested. People with severe cuts or rashes can consult their doctor.

The advisory went into effect on March 25 and will remain in effect until conditions that put the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. KDHE officials issued the advisory due to unknown water quality in the distribution system.

Whether the public water supplier or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory, only the KDHE can issue the cancellation order after testing in a certified laboratory.

For consumer questions, please contact the Water System or KDHE at 785-296-5514. For more consumer information, please visit KDHE’s PWS consumer information webpage:

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 Food Safety and Hospitality Program at address [email protected] or call 785-564-6767.


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