For Immediate Release
June 20, 2008

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Anderson Co. RWD #5 Customers

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the boil water advisory for customers of Anderson County Rural Water District (RWD) #5, including the cities of Kincaid, Lone Elm and Bush City located in Anderson County, as well as the city of Mildred in northern Allen County.

This advisory also affected the rural area bordered by the Mildred to the south, Lone Elm to the west, and Bush City to the north as well as all RWD #5 customers located to the east of this area.

KDHE issued the advisory on June 18 due to a major line break that drained the tower and distribution system, resulting in a loss of pressure and no water service in many areas. Laboratory testing indicates no evidence of contamination, and all other conditions that place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.