For Immediate Release
June 10, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of La Cygne

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of La Cygne in Linn County.

The city’s water tower and distribution system were drained after a water main was severed. Whenever 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 water 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 The city and/or KDHE will notify media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.