IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2016

KDHE Office of Communications
kdhe.Communications@ks.gov, 785-296-0461


Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Tipton in Mitchell Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Tipton public water supply located in Mitchell County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure can result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. 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 the City of Tipton public water supply 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.