TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for Cherokee.

The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system due to maintenance. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

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 Cherokee indicated 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.

Consumers with questions can contact the water system or KDHE at 785-296-5514. Consumer information can be found at www.kdheks.gov/pws/emergencyresponse/water_disruption.htm.

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