October 10, 2013

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Howison Heights Water District in Saline Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Howison Heights Water District public water system in Saline County. This system is a privately-owned water provider serving a population of approximately 200 in a development near Salina.

The water system is currently experiencing a fluctuation of chlorine residuals in the distribution system. Recent chlorine residuals collected by KDHE have ranged from highs of greater than 5 mg/L to lows of 0 mg/L. Since there are some areas of the system where chlorine levels may have dropped below the required minimum free chlorine level of 0.2 mg/L, customers of the system are advised to observe the following precautions until further notice.

KDHE is working with the owner/operator of the water system to properly address the chlorine residual issues and will notify area media when chlorine residuals are stabilized and the boil water advisory has been rescinded. For more information, contact the KDHE north central district office in Salina at 785-827-9639.