For Immediate Release
Febuary 13, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Canton

The City of Canton has issued a boil water advisory for its water service customers. Canton is located in eastern McPherson County.

The city experienced a loss of pressure in the water distribution system, and pressure has now been restored. Whenever such a loss of pressure occurs however, 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 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 The city and/or KDHE will notify media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.