For Immediate Release
January 7, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Leonardville

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

The city has experienced a water main break that is causing the water system to lose pressure. When 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. Citizens are encouraged to begin conserving water and repair crews are en route to repair the leak.

When water service is restored, residents in the city of Leonardville 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. The City and/or KDHE will notify media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.  Concerned customers may contact the City Clerk Deandra Anderson, by telephone at 785-293-2069 or you may contact the KDHE NC District Office in Salina by telephone at 785-827-9639.