February 18, 2016

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Howison Heights Water District in Saline Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Howison Heights Water District located in Saline County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because the district cannot currently maintain the minimum required chlorine residual. Failure to maintain required chlorine residual levels may put the system at risk for bacterial contamination.

The advisory took effect on Feb. 18 and will remain in effect until chlorine residuals are adequate 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 a certified laboratory.