For the second time this year, state health officials have issued a boil water advisory for Western Acres Mobile Home Court in Reno County due to the property owner’s failure to test the water.
The advisory was issued Wednesday morning and will remain in effect “until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved,” according to a release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The trailer park at 4718 Nickerson Blvd. is on a public water supply maintained by the park’s owners. The release stated that the owner of the park has failed to submit water samples for required monthly bacteriological tests for five consecutive months.
The state previously issued a boil advisory in late February for the same issue. At that time it took more than 2 ½ weeks to resolve, with the order lifted March 8. That was apparently the last time the water was tested.
The park at that time was managed by Justin Witt of Premium Management, 322 N. Main St. The park’s co-owner is Vince Stephens.
Residents in the park should observe the following precautions until further notice:
• Boil water for one minute before drinking or food preparation or use bottled water.
• Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker.
• Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.