Boil Water Order Issued for
Sundowner West Mobile Home Park, Saline Co.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water Order for the Sundowner West Mobile Home Park located in Saline County.
Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:
- 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.
The Order took effect on June 5 and replaces the Boil Water Advisory issued on May 31.
KDHE officials issued the Order because laboratory results confirmed the presence of E. coli in water samples taken from the distribution system. E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, and people with severely compromised immune systems.
The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking this water.
This Order will remain in effect until the conditions that caused the E. coli contamination are resolved and laboratory testing indicates no evidence of bacteriological contamination.