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Wichita water main break triggers boil advisory

Wichita water main break triggers boil advisory
Wichita water main break triggers boil advisory

A water main break Thursday afternoon put the entire city of Wichita under a boil water order until further notice.

Public Works Director Alan King says there was a short power outage causing all of the city's water pumps to shut down. When they turned back on, he thinks there may have been a surge in water pressure that blew one of the main pipes measuring a large 42-inches in diameter. That led to a city-wide boil advisory for the first time since the 1990s affecting Wichita and surrounding communities.

FOX Kansas News reporter Eli Higgins has the breakdown of what happened and what to do next. Then, Trent Bennett explains just how quickly grocery store shelves cleared out and spoke with a gymnastics club that had to get flexible just to get through the night. You can those reports in the video posted above.

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