For Immediate Release
December 16, 2007

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


Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Nortonville

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the city of Nortonville, which is located in northern Jefferson County.

The fire department drained the water system last night fighting a fire. 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.

Once service is restored, 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 which place the systems at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved. The city and/or KDHE will notify media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.

Customers with questions may contact the city of Nortonville at (913) 886-2060.