For Immediate Release
October 8, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Dickinson Co. Rural Water District #2, North Central Kan.

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Dickinson Co. Rural Water District #2 public water system. The water district serves water to parts of several counties but the majority of the system is located in southwest Dickinson County and eastern Saline County.

Some of the district water supply may experience a loss of pressure in the water system due to scheduled waterline maintenance Monday evening. 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The system and/or KDHE will notify area media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.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, contact the Dickinson Co. RWD #2 office, 785-949-2231.