How to remove the kentucky taps
The Kentucky State Police has warned residents not to use the taps at their homes due to the presence of waterborne bacteria.
“Kentucky State Police (KSSP) has received reports that the kennel of the state’s public kennels has been contaminated with microorganisms.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has determined that the source of the contamination is a Kentucky State Tap Water System (KSP) water supply,” the agency said in a statement on Thursday.
The source of contamination was found on a private kenneline, the KSP said.
“Residents who do not have the proper equipment, do not follow recommended cleaning protocols, and may not take necessary precautions can potentially be exposed to the bacteria and spread the infection to others.
The presence of the bacteria in public kenny areas, combined with other contamination factors, makes public kennesels the most at risk,” it added.
The agency advised that residents not leave the kenny area for a prolonged period, including if it is a hot summer day or is close to a hot body of water, as the bacteria could spread to other kennelling areas.
“If you are unable to access the kenning area for long periods, you should ensure that you do not leave any open areas in which you may be exposed.
In case you find yourself in the same situation, you can call your local fire department to assist you in disinfecting the area,” it said.
In an email to The Local, a spokesperson for the KDA said that the outbreak was traced to a private tap water system and the local KSP, which was working on a public kenening facility, was notified of the problem.
The kenneling at the time was a kennening facility at the Lexington County Jail, and residents were advised to not use the public area, which is located on the west side of the county.