January 6, 2016

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Heritage Feeders in Haskell Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Heritage Feeders public water supply located in Haskell County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because repeated Bacteriological Monitoring samples have been Total Coliform positive. Total Coliform is an indicator organism that may suggest the presence of more harmful bacteria. KDHE has issued the advisory as a precautionary measure until drinking water samples indicate no bacteriological contamination.

The advisory took effect on Jan. 6 and will remain in effect until all 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 a certified laboratory.