Major Main Water Break in City of Wichita, KS Prompts Boil Water Advisory

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A boil water advisory has been issued in the City of Wichita after a major main water break.

The advisory was issued yesterday evening ) Thursday, October 7) and is expected to remain in effect until at least Saturday. 

The City has been sharing social media updates since last night, when it announced that crews were working alongside the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to fix the leak and test water for contamination.

When test results are returned, the City will rescind the boil water notice if no bacteria is found.

The advisory affects Wichita’s water systems, as well as the water systems listed below:

  • Andover
  • Sedgwick Co RWD 1
  • Sedgwick Co RWD 2
  • City of Benton
  • El Paso Water Co. (City of Derby)
  • City of Rose Hill
  • City of Kechi
  • City of Valley Center

Some residents appear to be confused about what the boil water advisory entails, according to a Tweet from City officials, shared below:

If you’re looking for more information on what you should do when a boil water advisory is issued, this article should help.