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Massive water main break in Emporia prompts widespread advisories

July 20, 2017, 9:04 a.m. Updated July 20, 2017, 12:35 p.m.


EMPORIA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued boil water advisories for 12 public water systems in Lyon and Coffey counties.

The advisories were issued Thursday after a major water main break in Emporia left that city nearly without water.

The health department says the line break caused a loss of pressure that could result in bacterial contamination in Emporia and other systems.

The city of Emporia also is under a boil advisory. Others involved in the advisories include Admire, Allen, Coffee County Rural Water District 2E, Hartford, Lyon County water districts 1-5, Olpe and Park Place Communities Management in Lyon County.

The advisory will be in effect until the line break issues can be resolved.


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