Division of Environment Bureau of Water Public Water Supply Section Curtis State Office Building 1000 SW Jackson – Suite 420 Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-5514 Fax: 785-559-4258 www.kdheks.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2017 Contact: Gerald Kratochvil 785-291-3684 Gerald.Kratochvil@ks.gov
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Montgomery County Rural Water District 2C-A, Montgomery Co.
TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of Montgomery County Rural Water District 2C-A in Montgomery County. The boil water advisory affects all customers North of US Highway 166. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may 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 Montgomery County Rural Water District 2C-A 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.
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KDHE’s mission is to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans.