February 26, 2014

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Reserve in Brown Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the boil water advisory for the City of Reserve in Brown County. The boil water advisory was issued by the public water supplier on Feb. 13 because of a loss of pressure in the system due to a water main break. KDHE will issue a boil water advisory on behalf of a supplier if the supplier requests assistance in notifying its customers; on Feb. 13, the City of Reserve made its own notifications to customers and the public through local news media.

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.

Laboratory testing on samples collected from the City of Reserve water supply indicate no evidence of contamination, and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.