For Immediate Release
December 27, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Damar

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

The city is experiencing a leak in a main water line that is causing the water system to lose pressure. 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. Citizens are encouraged to begin conserving water, and repair crews are en route to repair the leak.

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 The city and/or KDHE will notify media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.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 Brian Newell at (785) 737-3089.