For Immediate Release
July 18, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Bronson, Bourbon County

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the city of Bronson, which is located in Bourbon County in Southeast Kansas. This advisory is related to the boil water advisory issued on July 17 for Bourbon Co. RWD #4.

The city of Bronson purchases its water from Bourbon RWD #4 and the city has experienced a loss of pressure in the water system due to the water problems at Bourbon RWD #4. When such a loss of pressure occurs, it is possible for contaminants to enter the system. Chlorine residuals may also drop to levels that are inadequate to protect against bacterial contamination.

Effective once service is restored, customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

The system and/or KDHE will notify area media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded. For more information, call Ellen Harper, at city of Bronson, 620-939-4578.