Water advisories for Muscotah, Winchester, lifted Wednesday

(KAIR)--Boil Water Advisories, issued last weekend for two local area communities, have been lifted.

That happened Wednesday, with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in a release, saying the advisories affecting Muscotah, in Atchison County, and Winchester, in Jefferson County, are both rescinded.

The Boil Water Advisory for the City of Winchester's public water supply was issued Saturday by KDHE because of an equipment malfunction resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.

The advisory for the City of Muscotah's public water supply was issued Sunday because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the distribution system, with KDHE explaining that failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. 

According to a release from KDHE Wednesday, the advisories were lifted because laboratory testing samples collected from both cities indicate no evidence of bacteriological contamination and all other conditions that placed the systems at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.

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