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Boil advisory lifted for Baldwin City

January 5, 2006

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It's safe to drink the tap water in Baldwin City, public health officials announced this afternoon.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Baldwin City have lifted the boil water advisory for Baldwin City that they issued two days ago. Bottom line: residents no longer need to boil their drinking water.

KDHE issued the advisory on Tuesday to protect the public health because the city's public water supply lost water pressure due when a valve malfunctioned in a water line. The lower pressure makes it possible for bacteria to enter the system, health officials said.

"Repairs to the system have been made and bacteriological sampling has been completed. There is no evidence of bacteria in the system; therefore, the precautionary boil water advisory is no longer needed," according to the announcement.

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