Topeka, Kansas. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Galena public water supply located in Cherokee County. The affected area includes portions served north of 612 N. Jefferson St. South of 1709 N Columbus St. and 1602 N Wood St, East of 717 West Vine St. and West of 613 Jackson St. The area of service affected is known locally as Empire. KDHE officals issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure.

The advisory took effect on October 31, 2016, and will remain in effect until conditions which place the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be adequately resolved.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice; Frequently asked Questions.

Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure. 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.