For Immediate Release
July 2, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisories Issued for Several Cities and Rural Water Districts in Southeast Kansas

In response to recent flooding, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued boil water advisories for the following cities and rural water districts:


Rural Water Districts:

Flooding in the area has lead to a loss of pressure in the distribution system affecting all customers . When such a loss of pressure occurs, it is possible for contaminants to enter the system. Also, chlorine residuals may drop to levels that are inadequate to protect against bacterial contamination.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

The advisory will remain in effect until testing of water samples indicates no evidence of contamination and all other conditions that place the systems at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved. The affected systems and/or KDHE will notify media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.