HOISINGTON-- Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m., the Hoisington Police Department issued a notice on the city's Nixle alert system to alert the public to an equipment failure at the water tower.
"Water pressure problems are widespread," the notice stated. Residents were advised to conserve as repairs are initiated.
Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell responded to the Tribune's inquiry stating there are no safety concerns. Water department staff is working to manually fill the water tower, and pressure is expected to be restored soon.
Shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday, Hoisington residents were sent a follow up Nixle alert informing them the Kansas Department of Health and Environment had issued a boil water advisory as a result of the loss of pressure. Detailed instructions can be found at the city's Facebook page. The advisory will remain in effect until it is lifted by KDHE following testing by a certified lab.