July 23, 2014

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Rural Water District #2 in Osborne Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. – (July 23, 2014) The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Rural Water District #2 public water supply located in Osborne County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because coliform bacteria were found in a water sample taken from the public water system on July 15, 2014. The District also experienced a loss of chlorine residual in the water system. Failure to maintain adequate chlorine residuals may result in bacterial contamination.

The advisory took effect on July 23, 2014, and will remain in effect until such time as testing of samples indicate no evidence of contamination and all other conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be adequately resolved.

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.