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Boil water advisory continues for RWD No. 4

Tuesday may be the day when customers of Lyon County Rural Water District No. 4 can go back to normal when it comes to their water supplies.

Testing has been ongoing Monday through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment after a boil water advisory was handed down Sunday.

District administrator Norma Hoover says the leak this time was "a bit further east" of a 6-inch line break that developed in August near Roads 175 and "S" and had customers boiling their water for four days before that particular advisory was lifted.

Hoover says the line involved in both the current advisory and the one back in August are original to when the water district was formed around 40 years ago. The district, which serves east and southeast Lyon County, handles over 1.7 million of gallons on average each month.

For more information, call Hoover at 342-6775.

6 am: Testing coming on water supply

Further testing will determine when the boil water advisory will end for Lyon County Rural Water District No. 4.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the advisory Sunday after low water pressure was noted over the weekend. District administrator Norma Hoover hasn't said how many customers were impacted by the low pressure, but the town of Neosho Rapids was among the locations affected.

Lyon County Emergency Management says the leak has been found and fixed.

District No. 4 customers need to:

*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 ice-maker.
*Disinfect dishes and other surfaces which come into contact with food by immersion in a mixture of water and bleach for at least one minute.

Back in August, customers had to boil their water for four days after a water main break in a 6-inch line.

For more information, call Hoover at 342-6775.

KVOE News Director Chuck Samples contributed to this report.

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