boil water advisory

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Tuesday, Nov. 5, it has rescinded a boil water advisory for Miami County Rural Water District No. 2 in Miami County.

KDHE also rescinded a boil water advisory for the city of Spring Hill, according to a news release.

The advisory was issued Monday, Nov. 4, because of high turbidity. High turbidity in a distribution system may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination, according to the news release.

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, according to the news release.

Laboratory testing samples collected from Miami Co. RWD 2 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.

For consumer questions, please contact the water system or call KDHE at 785-296-5514. For consumer information please visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage: http://www.kdheks.gov/pws/emergencyresponse/water_disruption.htm

News Editor Doug Carder can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or doug.carder@miconews.com.

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