Boil order in effect for WaterOne customers

Map of service area under boil order. Click to enlarge.
Possible contamination from a water main break has led WaterOne to issue a boil order for its customers in Johnson County.

The boil advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday, and may be extended.

To comply with the advisory, customers should boil water for two minutes before drinking it. Water from the tap that has not been boiled is still suitable for washing and bathing.

UPDATED: Here’s the notice from the city of Prairie Village’s website:

WaterOne’s entire service area is under a boil water advisory due to a water main break that caused a significant drop in pressure. A boil water advisory was issued as a precautionary measure for all homes and businesses within WaterOne’s service area.

Because of the extended loss of pressure, WaterOne cannot assure the safety of water for this area until testing is completed, which takes a minimum of 18 hours. All residential and commercial customers are advised to boil water for a minimum of two minutes before consuming, or use bottled water for drinking until the advisory is lifted. Unboiled water is safe for bathing.

The boil advisory will remain in effect until at least Saturday, July 2 at 5 p.m. Customers may call the following automated phone number to find out if the advisory has been lifted: Boil Advisory Hotline: (913) 599-9911.