The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Quenemo located in Osage County.
The advisory was issued Jan. 25 because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system, KDHE officials said. Failure to maintain adequate pressure can result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination, according to a KDHE news release.
Laboratory testing samples collected from the City of Quenemo indicate no evidence of contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination were deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved, according to the release. 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, the release said.