For Immediate Release
May 5, 2010

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Scammon

City of Roseland boil water advisory still remains in effect

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the city of Scammon, which is located in Cherokee County. The boil water advisory issued for the City of Roseland still remains in effect.

KDHE issued the advisory for both cities on May 3 due to a break in the water main that resulted in a loss of pressure to the water distribution system. Laboratory testing on samples collected in Scammon 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.  One sample collected from Roseland tested positive for coliform bacteria.  Additional samples will be collected from Roseland.

The city and/or KDHE will notify media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded for the City of Roseland.