For Immediate Release
August 13, 2009

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Speed

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

KDHE officials issued the advisory due to a break in a water main, which has resulted in a loss of pressure in the distribution system. With little or no water pressure, it is possible for bacteria to enter the system and contamination to occur.

Residents in the city of Speed served by the affected public water system should observe the following precautions:

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.  KDHE will notify media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.