Feb 16, 2021 8:58 PM

Boil Water Advisory rescinded for Ellis; no contamination found

Posted Feb 16, 2021 8:58 PM


TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the city of Ellis.

The advisory was issued for customers located on 11th Street from Cottonwood to Baughman and on Ross Street from Cottonwood to Baughman because of a waterline break causing a loss of pressure in the system. Loss of pressure may cause a loss of chlorine residual which can lead to 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 Ellis 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 please visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage: http://www.kdheks.gov/pws/emergencyresponse/water_disruption.htm