TOPEKA, Kan. – (RealEstateRama) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply for the City of Pretty Prairie located in Reno County. The advisory was issued as a precautionary measure because of an Escherichia coli (E. coli) positive bacteriological monitoring sample. Most E.coli are harmless however, some E. coli are pathogenic and may cause illness.
Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. 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 Pretty Prairie public water supply 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.
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