Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Waldo
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Waldo public water supply system, located in Russell County.
The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Failure to maintain pressure can lead to a loss of chlorine residual levels and may result in 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 the City of Waldo 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.
(Press release by KDHE.)