For Immediate Release
September 18, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Cities of Paradise and Waldo in Russell County and Osborne Rural Water District #2

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the cities of Paradise and Waldo public water systems which are located in Russell County as well as Osborne County Rural Water District #2.

These public water supplies obtain their water from the same source, and that source has experienced a loss of pressure in the main water supply line to them. 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 immediately, 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The system and/or KDHE will notify area media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.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, contact Dan Wells, KDHE-NWDO, Hays, KS 785-625-5663.