Boil water advisory rescinded for a portion of Nemaha County Rural Water District No. 4


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of Nemaha County Rural Water District No. 4, located in Nemaha and Jackson counties. The advisory affected customers south of 16th Road in Nemaha County and all customers in Jackson County. The advisory was issued due to a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

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 Nemaha County Rural Water District No. 4 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 at


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