Boil water advisory lifted for Wichita, Sedgwick County

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has lifted a boil water advisory for the City of Wichita and all other area communities. The boil water advisory had been in place since Thursday. The advisory was issued after a loss of power at the Wichita water treatment plant and subsequent water line break.

The KDHE and city officials recommend that to be safe, all residents run their water by turning on a faucet for 10-15 minutes. As well as, disposing of any ice that might have been made during the time of the boil water advisory.

The KDHE says that testing samples collected from Wichita’s water supply indicated no evidence of bacteriological contamination and all of the conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are considered by KDHE officials to be resolved.

Mayor Brandon Whipple said the City of Wichita is using this situation as a learning opportunity to improve communication.

“I think that there is something to be learned about how we can get that message out faster. I hope to be working with staff on possibly generating an e-mail list, a type of alert system,” Mayor Whipple said.

For questions, you can contact the water system or call KDHE at 785-296-5514. You can also visit their public water information page at kdheks.gov.

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