FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2014

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461


Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of La Harpe in Allen Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of La Harpe in Allen County.

The city water supply experienced a loss of pressure in the water system due to planned system maintenance. 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:

Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure. Regardless of whether the supplier or the system announces the boil water advisory, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories.