IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2016

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


Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Manhattan in Riley Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for City of Manhattan public water supply located in Riley County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a power outage resulting in a loss of pressure. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

The advisory took effect on August 15 and will remain in effect until conditions which placed 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.