Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Melvern, Osage County

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Melvern located in Osage County. The advisory was issued 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.
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 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.
For updates online, go to:
• the KDHE news website at https://khap2.kdhe.state.ks.us/NewsRelease/nr_index.aspx,
• the KDHE Facebook page at http://Facebook.com/KDHEnews or
• the KDHE Twitter page at http://Twitter.com/KDHE.

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