Boil Water Advisory rescinded for City of Cherokee
CHEROKEE, Kan. – The KDHE rescinds a boil water advisory for the City of Cherokee, located in Crawford County, Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued the advisory because of system 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.
In a release, the agency stated, “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 Cherokee 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 you may call KDHE at 785-296-5514. For consumer information, you can visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage: http://www.kdheks.gov/pws/emergencyresponse/water_disruption.htm