Geary County officials say water levels are nearing normal operational levels within the system across Junction City and surrounding communities.
The Emergency Operations Center held a briefing at 11 a.m. where it was noted that all households receiving water from the Junction City Water Treatment Plant should have running water by this point. That said, a boil advisory remains in effect through Tuesday from KDHE to ensure the water is safe for consumption. That advisory could be lifted before then, depending on when testing is completed.
All business and industrial facilities have been cleared to reopen, including car washes and laundromats.
A burn ban remains in place for Geary County through Thursday, including fire pits and burn piles for storm debris.
Officials have been fielding a number of frequently asked questions:
Q. What is the Status of the water system repairs?
A. Crews have got pumps working at the water treatment facility and the system is nearing normal operational levels. All residents should have water within their households now.
Q. What is a boil water advisory?
A. In the United States, our drinking water supply is normally safe. Yet diseases that spread through water remain a very real problem. If something has happened that could allow the water supply to become contaminated, a boil water advisory may be issued. There are a variety of reasons for such an advisory. For instance, there may have been a water line break, flooding, or intentional or unintentional contamination of the water supply. When a boil water advisory is issued, the following precautions should be taken:
• Boil water vigorously for 1 minute before using it. Boiling it longer than 3 minutes may adversely affect water quality and taste.
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