Although, this was put out through the News Media on Friday; the City of Galena wants to make sure everyone has heard the BOIL ADVISORY WAS LIFTED as of August 19, 2016.



August 19, 2016

 Contact: Ashton Rucker


 Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Galena in Cherokee Co.

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Galena public water supply located Cherokee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Inadequate pressure may result ina 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 the City of Galena public water supply indicate no evidence of contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.

 KDHE’s mission is to protect and improve the health and environment of all Kansans.