Riverchase Mobile Home Park in Manhattan is under a boil water advisory until further notice, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The advisory took effect Tuesday because the water system is at risk of bacterial contamination. The system is undergoing maintenance that created a loss of pressure, and failure to maintain that pressure could result in a loss of chlorine residuals. Officials are changing the valves in the pump house. Once that is completed, KDHE will test the water.
Customers in Riverchase, 4440 Tuttle Creek Blvd., should flush their water lines by letting the water run until it runs clear if the water appears dirty. Those living in Riverchase should also boil water for one minute before drinking or preparing food, or use bottled water. People with automatic ice makers should not use the ice in the machine and should dispose of any old ice cubes. Residents should also disinfect their dishes and counters with a mixture of clean tap water and 1 teaspoon of unscented bleach per gallon of water.
Bath or shower water generally does not need to be boiled, but those with children should supervise to ensure children don’t ingest the water.
Only KDHE can rescind the order following testing.