January 16, 2013

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Rural Water District #10, Jefferson Co.

TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Rural Water District #10 public water system (Lakeshore Estates), located in Jefferson County in northeast Kansas.

The city water supply has experienced a loss of pressure in the water system due to a water main break. 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The system and/or KDHE will notify area media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.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 Pat Barnes at 785-608-3516 or 785-876-2639.