Manhattan boil advisory lifted

(File Photo Illustration by George Walker | The Collegian)

The boil advisory in place from Monday morning is now rescinded according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

The advisory was put in to place after power loss to the water treatment plant early Monday morning caused a lack of pressure leading to the possibility of a loss in chlorine residuals and a increase in bacterial contamination.

The KDHE said that laboratory testing samples from the City of Manhattan’s public water supply showed no signs of contamination and all signs of conditions in which contaminations might occur were also cleared.

The city of Manhattan also lifted their water conservation advisory put in place Monday morning as well.

Tim Everson was born in Wichita, KS in 1994. Before fifth grade he moved up to Manhattan for one year before settling in Riley, KS where he graduated from Riley County High School in 2012. Tim has worked for the Collegian since spring of 2014 and took over as Sports Editor during the summer of 2015. Tim loves sports, music, movies and good food when he can get it.