Boil water order affects Labette County
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued a boil water advisory for Public Wholesale Water Supply District No.
23, which includes a number of public water supplies, including Neosho County Rural Water District No.
KDHE officials issued the advisory because of high turbidity.
Rural Water District No.
Other districts impacted are Wilson Co. RWD No.
5, Neosho Co. RWD No.
Other cities included are Altoona, Buffalo, Fall River, Fredonia and the Coal Hollow Water Co.
Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: — Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation, or use bottled water.
— Water used for bathing does not generally need to be boiled.
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.