Nov 19, 2022

KDHE rescinds boil order for Rush County community

Posted Nov 19, 2022 5:18 PM


TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for the city of Alexander public water supply system located in Rush County. The advisory was issued because of a failure to maintain required chlorine residual levels.

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 Alexander public water supply system 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, contact the water system at 785-343-2394 or you may call KDHE at 785-296-5514. For consumer information, visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage: