The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Friday morning rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Wellsville, according to a KDHE news release.
The advisory was issued earlier this week because of a line break which caused a loss of pressure, the release said. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.
Laboratory testing samples collected from Wellsville indicate no evidence of contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved, the release said.
Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown, the release said. 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.