June 17, 2013

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Medicine Lodge in Barber Co.

TOPEKA, Kan.- The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Medicine Lodge, located in Barber County.

The city water supply has experienced a loss of chlorine residual in the distribution system due to a malfunction in the chlorine injection system.  As a result, chlorine residuals have dropped 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The system and/or KDHE will notify area media when the boil water advisory has been rescinded.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 Darrel Plummer at 785-296-5523.