Update: KDHE rescinds water boil advisory for La Cygne, RWD No. 3

Updated: Dec 23, 2021

LA CYGNE – The City of La Cygne announced this morning, Nov. 7, that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) rescinded the water boil advisory for the city of La Cygne and Linn County Rural Water District No. 3 that was put in place last week.


The city announced the lifting of the advisory on its Facebook page and asked residents to spread the word because their neighbors might not be on the Internet or on Facebook.


City and RWD No. 3 officials said the problem with turbidity in the water supply last Thursday was resolved quickly after it was discovered. However, after initial samples were taken to the KDHE labs on Friday, the agency ordered another test be taken and sent up Monday.


Jodi Wade, La Cygne city clerk, said the test samples were sent but that the samples would have to be at the lab at least 24 hours for accurate testing.


This morning the tests came back from KDHE showing no contamination and cleared the way for water customers to use water from the tap without any further treatment.


After receiving several calls from residents on Monday, city officials posted information on the difference between a KDHE boil advisory and a boil order. According to a chart posted on the site, if the samples show contamination exists, a boil order is issued. If the sample show only the potential for contamination exists, an advisory is issued.

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