January 11, 2016

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Heritage Feeders in Haskell Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Heritage Feeders public water supply located in Haskell County. The advisory was issued due to repeated Bacteriological Monitoring samples that were Total Coliform positive. Total Coliform is an indicator organism that may suggest the presence of more harmful bacteria.

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.

Laboratory testing samples collected from Heritage Feeders in Haskell County, KS 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.