Boil water advisory canceled for Emporia, Lyon County

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A boil water advisory is now over for the city of Emporia Sunday. 

The Kansas departmen tof Health and Environment issued the advisory Friday because of high turbidity, which can be described as cloudiness. It’s an indication that was is not being effectively filtered. KDHE said high turbidity could result in bacterial contamination. 

Laboratory testing samples were collected from the city and indicate no evidence of contamination, according to KDHE officials. All condiitons that placed the system at risk of contaminaiton have been deemed resolved. 

Turbidity has no health effects, according to KDHE. However, it can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth.

City officials tells KSNT News a filter valve malfunctioned and the situation was quickly resolved.

In July 2017, a large number of residents in Lyon County were left without water after a major water main break.

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm