Emporia water service restored

EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Lyon County spokeswoman says water service has been restored to the bulk of customers early Friday morning.

Public Works Director Frank Abart said bringing the water treatment plant back up took longer than anticipated.  Water customers are advised to use caution as some air could still be in the lines.  You’re urged to slowly turn on faucets, etc to clear the lines.

A boil water advisory issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is expected to remain in effect for the city and the surrounding area through the weekend.

KDHE is keeping their labs open through the weekend so officials can test the water to make sure it is safe.

The water systems in Lyon and Coffey counties currently under a boil water advisory are as follows:

  • City of Admire, Lyon County
  • City of Allen, Lyon County
  • Coffey County Rural Water District 2E, Coffey County
  • City of Emporia, Lyon County
  • City of Hartford, Lyon County
  • Lyon County Rural Water District 1, Lyon County
  • Lyon County Rural Water District 2, Lyon County
  • Lyon County Rural Water District 3, Lyon County
  • Lyon County Rural Water District 4, Lyon County
  • Lyon County Rural Water District 5, Lyon County
  • City of Olpe, Lyon County
  • Park Place Communities Management, Lyon County

Abart said old pipes and heat are likely causes for the break.

Water distribution will continue at the Lyon County Fair Grounds at 8 a.m. Friday.

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