TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Wichita public water supply system, located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.
This notice applies to any customer that receives a bill for water service from the City of Wichita, including customers in the cities of Andover and Eastborough. This also applies to the citizens of Maize that receive water from the City of Wichita.
The boil water advisory remains in place for the following wholesale customers of the City of Wichita: Sedgwick County RWDs 1, 2 and 3; the Cities of Benton, Rose Hill, Derby (El Paso Water Co.), Kechi, Valley Center; and McConnell AFB.
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 Wichita indicate 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.
For consumer questions, please contact the water system or you may call KDHE at 785-296-5514. For consumer information please visit KDHE's PWS Consumer Information webpage: