Dec 22, 2021

Boil water advisory for Timken recinded

Posted Dec 22, 2021 4:23 PM

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

TOPEKA–The Kansas Department of Health and Environment  has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Timken public water supply system, located in Rush County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system due to a power outage. Failure to maintain pressure can lead to a loss of chlorine residual levels and may result in 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 City of Timken 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: