WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a boil water advisory for Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 2 public water supply system, the last water supply affected by last week's main break and pressure loss.

The KDHE said Monday that testing samples collected from Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 2 indicate no evidence of bacteriological contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.


SUNDAY UPDATE

Water samples from Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 2 have been dropped off at the lab, and results should be available around 4:00 PM Monday.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment lifted a boil water advisory for most of the remaining areas on the list, excluding Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 2. The announcement was made Sunday morning, a day after much of Wichita’s water supply was cleared of the advisory.

The KDHE found no contamination or risks to the community for Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 1 and 3, as well as the cities of Derby, Rose Hill, Benton, Kechi, Bel Aire and Valley Center. The McConnell Air Force Base was also cleared from the advisory.

No word yet on when Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 2 will be cleared. Stay with KAKE News for updates.


PREVIOUS STORY - SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE

A boil water advisory is lifted for those who use the City of Wichita's public water supply system. However, some county residents will need to continue to boil their water, according to an update with the City of Wichita Saturday morning. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said lab testing found no evidence of bacteriological contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are resolved.  

WHERE WATER IS SAFE

The KDHE said any customer that receives a bill for water service from the City of Wichita, including customers in the cities of Andover and Eastborough. This also applies to the citizens of Maize that receive water from the City of Wichita. 

WHAT TO DO NOW

For those who have the boil water advisory lifted, the City of Wichita recommends you run water at your home for 10 to 15 minutes. The city said this will cost you less than $1 to run the water for that time frame. 

If you have appliances that are connected to water lines, you're encouraged to run them to help flush them out. You'll want to dispose of ice cubes in automatic ice makers, for at least once cycle. Here are some other recommendations, as experts recommend.

WHERE A BOIL WATER ADVISORY REMAINS

The boil water advisory remains in place for the following wholesale customers of the City of Wichita: Sedgwick County Rural Water Districts 1, 2 and 3; the cities of Benton, Rose Hill, Derby (El Paso Water Co.), Kechi, Valley Center; and McConnell AFB.

THE WATER MAIN BREAK

Thursday, a water main break near 17th and I-135, in north Wichita, prompted this a boil water advisory. Crews will continue to work in the area to investigate the cause of the pipeline burst and to monitor the condition of the ground in the area, said Don Henry, Assistant Director of the City of Wichita's Public Works & Utilities.

"As far as the pipeline itself that was at issue, work continues on that line," Henry said. "The main priority is to make sure the soil around I-135 remains stable, and it is. We want to make sure that the work that's carried out is effective and lasting and that we have no other issues in that area. We're taking time to understand what caused the pipe to break at that location. We've got experts on board to evaluate the soil, the materials of the pipe and the other things that are involved there so that we can put the effective repairs and mitigation measures in place to head off any potential problems in the future."

The City of Wichita does not expect any interruptions with service during the repair. It will be pressure-tested, the line will be flushed and disinfected prior to being brought back online. 

For consumer questions, please contact the water system or you may call KDHE at (785) 296-5514. For consumer information please visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage.


PREVIOUS STORY - EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

The City of Wichita says the Boil Water Advisory has been partially lifted.

The KDHE rescinded the boil advisory for Wichita, Andover, Eastborough, and residents of Maize who get their water from Wichita.  Sedgwick County RWDs 1, 2 and 3; the Cities of Benton, Rose Hill, Derby (El Paso Water Co.), Kechi, Valley Center; and McConnell AFB remain under the Boil Water Advisory.

We hope to learn later this morning when the Advisory will be completely lifted.