Area boil water advisory rescinded except for city of Melvern

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment rescinded a boil water advisory today, Aug. 23, 2018, for 10 of the purchasing systems of Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 12. The advisory was issued Monday 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.

The order has been lifted for the cities of Lyndon and Quenemo in Osage County, along with Osage County Rural Water District No. 4, Anderson County RWD No. 4, Coffey County RWD No. 3, Melvern Lake Arrow Rock Campground, and the cities of Lebo, Waverly, Williamsburg and Pomona.

The boil water advisory remains in effect for the city of Melvern, in Osage County, because of a positive bacteriological sample. Additional sampling must be conducted.

Laboratory testing samples collected from Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 12 and the purchasing systems listed above 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. 

Information thanks to KDHE.

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