For Immediate Release
September 25, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461


Boil Water Order Issued for the City of Long Island in Phillips County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water order for the City of Long Island in Phillips County.

KDHE issued the advisory because coliform bacteria were found in seven recent water samples taken from the public water system. The order will remain in effect until testing of samples indicate no evidence of contamination and all other conditions that place the system at risk are resolved.

Customers of the water system should boil water used for cooking or drinking and observe the following precautions until further notice:

The order will remain in effect until testing of water samples indicates no evidence of contamination and all other conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved. The system and/or KDHE will notify area media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded. For more information, call Joe Blubaugh, KDHE, Topeka at (785) 296-5795 or the City of Long Island at (785) 854-7441.