Lebo officials confident boil water advisory will be lifted Thursday

Lebo officials are confident the Kansas Department of Health and Environment will lift the current boil water advisory some time Thursday.


Superintendent Gary Knight says crews repaired a water main break downtown Tuesday afternoon about five hours after it was hit Tuesday morning.

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An old water main downtown was hit during work to install new water lines. Most of the town's concrete water lines were replaced about 20 years ago, but because of the amount of other utilities involved the downtown lines haven't been replaced since the 1950s.

Lebo residents still need to take several precautions until KDHE lifts the advisory, including:

*Boil water for one minute before drinking or food preparation.
*Get rid of current ice cubes and don't use automatic icemakers.
*Disinfect dishes and other food prep areas by using a solution of one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water and immersing for at least 60 seconds.

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