WaterOne service area under boil water advisory

Johnson County Water One service area.

Johnson County Water One service area.

Johnson County's primary water provider, which serves a small portion of far-eastern De Soto, announced Friday that a boil water advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday.

De Soto city officials stress that the majority of De Soto's residents, all those hooked up to the city's water service, are exempt from this boil order.

WaterOne called the advisory a precautionary measure for all homes and businesses within its Johnson County service area.

A water main break caused a significant drop in pressure, according to a press release. Because of this, the company said it cannot assure water safety for the area until testing is completed, which takes at least 18 hours.

All residential and commercial customers are advised to boil water for at least two minutes before consuming or drink bottle water until the advisory passes.

Unboiled water is safe for bathing.

WaterOne customers may call (913) 599-9911 for updates on the advisory.

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