FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2014

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


Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Lebo in Coffey 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 Lebo in Coffey County.

The city water supply 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:

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