Boil water advisory rescinded for Melvern

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment rescinded a boil water advisory today, Aug. 24, 2018, for the city of Melvern, in Osage County.

Laboratory testing samples collected from the city of Melvern 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.

The advisory was issued Aug. 20 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 was lifted yesterday 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.

Information thanks to KDHE.

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