For Immediate Release
November 1, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Severy

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

The city 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. Crews are on 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 The city and/or KDHE will notify media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.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 City Hall at 620-736-2323, or may contact the KDHE SE District Office in Chanute at 620-431-2390.