For Immediate Release
November 1, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Leon in Butler Co.

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has been notified that the city of Leon in Butler County issued a boil water advisory for the public water system.

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, the public water supply experienced a loss of pressure due to a ruptured fire hydrant. 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The system and/or KDHE will notify area media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.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 Leon Mayor Gerald Schuetz, 316-742-3438.