The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system located in Butler County.
The boil water advisory affected customers from SE 70th on the north, from Grant Road on the west to the Butler/Greenwood County line on the east, and south to SE 140th. It will also affect the area from SE 140th and Flint Hills Road northeast to and including the town of Beaumont, south to Latham (not including the town of Latham) and southwest to 200th and Ellis Road.
The advisory was issued because of storage tower valve maintenance 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 Butler County Rural Water District 6 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 at: 316-320-1301 or you may call KDHE at 785-296-5514. For consumer information please visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage: kdhe.ks.gov/waterdisruption.