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Manhattan Residents Urged to Boil Water After Power Outage

Manhattan residents are under an advisory to boil their water due to possible contamination.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Health officials are urging Manhattan residents to boil their water after a power outage created the potential for bacterial contamination. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced the boil advisory today (MON) for Manhattan's public water supply. The agency said in a news release that the power outage led to a loss of pressure. The release says water should be boiled for one minute before it's used for drinking or food preparation. Manhattan residents also are urged to dispose of ice cubes and to avoid using ice from automatic household ice-makers. The KDHE says water used for bathing does not generally need to be boiled, although children should be supervised to ensure they don't drink the water.

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