UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Parsons, Labette County

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Parsons public water supply system, located in Labette County. The advisory was issued by the system because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system.

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 Parsons 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: http://www.kdheks.gov/pws/emergencyresponse/water_disruption.htm


PARSONS, Kans. — Parsons and residents in the surrounding area are being asked by the City to boil their water for the next 24-48 hours.

While not a mandatory boil order from KDHE, Parson’s Public Information Office is strongly recommending a voluntary boil order.

City crews are currently testing the water at multiple points in the city and will notify the public when an update can be made.

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