For Immediate Release
July 20, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Saline County Rural Water District #2

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Saline County Rural Water District (RWD) #2, which is located in Saline County. Saline RWD #2 is a groundwater public water supply system southeast of Salina that provides water to approximately 465 people.

The rural water district has experienced a water main break that has caused 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 on the scene to repair the leak.
Effective immediately, or once 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 The city and/or KDHE will notify media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.

Customers with questions may contact Operator Pat Weller by telephone at 785-536-4679 or you may contact the KDHE North Central District Office in Salina at 785-827- 9639.