Jefferson County, KANSAS – State officials said that the boil water advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system caused by a power outage.
According to the statement, failure to maintain water pressure may lead to 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 Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10 indicate no evidence of bacteriological contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.
Please call the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at 785-296-5514 if you need any information.
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become avaialble.