August 20, 2014

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for RWD No. 2 in Osborne Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the boil water advisory for Rural Water District (RWD) No. 2 public water supply located in Osborne County. The boil water advisory was issued on July 23 because coliform bacteria were found in a water sample taken from the public water system on July 15. The District also experienced a loss of chlorine residual in the water system. Failure to maintain adequate chlorine residuals may result in bacterial contamination.

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 the latest samples collected from Osborne County RWD No. 2 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.