Boil water advisory rescinded for city of Overbrook

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the city of Overbrook.

The advisory affected all customers south of Santa Fe Trail Street between Maple Street and Sycamore Street. Laboratory testing samples collected from the city of Overbrook 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.

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.

Information provided by Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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