HOISINGTON — Wednesday morning, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a release to news media that the Jan. 19 advisory to boil water has been rescinded. The notice was followed by a Nixle alert from the Hoisington Police Department announcing the same to Hoisington water customers.
“The City took six water samples to KDHE’s laboratory in Topeka yesterday morning. After the 24-hour testing period was completed, all six samples tested negative for bacteria. This confirmed that the City’s water supply is safe and should result in our boil order being rescinded. KDHE is the only entity that can rescind the boil order. We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding during this crisis.”
The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.