FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2014

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


Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Uniontown

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 Uniontown in Bourbon County.  KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

The advisory took effect on Aug. 19 and will remain in effect until power is restored 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.