Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 5, Cherokee Co.

TOPEKA, Kan – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 5, located in Cherokee County. The advisory was issued by the water system because of 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 Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 5 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.