Archive for Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Boil water advisory lifted for De Soto

October 29, 2008

A boil water advisory for the city of De Soto was lifted shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The advisory was issued for the city Tuesday as a result of a water main break that occurred that morning.

The advisory applied to that part of De Soto west of Penner Avenue between 83rd and 87th streets and the area west of Lexington Avenue between 87th and 103rd streets. De Soto USD 232's west campus is in the boil water advisory area.

There is a leak in the main water line that caused the water system to lose pressure. When a pressure drop occurs, it is possible for contaminants to enter the system. Also, chlorine residuals may drop to levels inadequate to protect against bacterial contamination.

The break occurred in a water main that serves the west side of De Soto only. The advisory does not apply to any area east of the locations noted in the boil water advisory.

The break was bypassed so that all customers will continue to receive water; however the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has directed the issuance of this boil water advisory because the lack of water pressure in the main line.

The water break was currently being repaired by the city’s water department.


zorny 9 years ago

Good news here. I've done some work for the American Chemistry Council, so I'm well aware of the importance of chlorine to ensure that public water supplies are safe and free of anything that may harm the populace. It's been used to clean and purify water for over 100 years, so it was quite good to see that chlorine is being used to here to solve this crisis.


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