Wednesday 12:20 p.m. update
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has lifted the City of Belvue from a boil water advisory that had been in place since early Monday morning.
The advisory was issued after the city’s water tower was reported low after a sensor had failed sometime overnight Sunday into Monday.
KDHE says the issue has been resolved after testing results came back with no issues.
Tuesday 6:30 a.m. update
A boil-water advisory continues for the city of Belvue.
Pottawatomie County officials say water pressure in the city’s water tower was reported low after a sensor failed sometime overnight Sunday into Monday. Water samples have been sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) for testing. An update will be sent when test results have been received.
It’s one of several boil advisories posted across northeast Kansas.
A boil-water advisory also continues for the City of Topeka, Shawnee County Rural Water District 1C and the Metro Topeka Airport Authority. Workers Monday completed repairs at the Water Treatment Plant and working to begin distributing fresh water throughout the system. Cold temperatures are believed to be the cause of the issue.
A boil-water advisory remains in effect also for the city of Muscotah in Atchison County.
Monday 7 a.m. original story
Residents in Belvue are under a boil water advisory that was issued overnight for the public water system.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says customers are advised to boil water for one minute before drinking or using it for food preparation, dispose of ice cubes and should not use ice from an automated ice maker.
If the tap appears dirty, customers can flush the water line by letting the water run until it clears.
The advisory was issued due to an equipment malfunction, resulting in a loss of pressure in the distribution system.
City officials will notify residents when the boil advisory is lifted.