KDHE lifts Boil Water Advisory for City of Topeka

As of January 18, 2024, at 11:30 a.m., the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has lifted the Boil Water Advisory for all City of Topeka water customers, as stated here: https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=971.

Per KDHE guidance, additional flushing of water lines is recommended to ensure fresh water to every customer. This flushing includes everyday water use activities like doing laundry or dishes, as well as taking a shower or flushing toilets, equating to 10-15 minutes of water usage. If you have not been using water as normal, you may also flush lines by running indoor water faucets for 10-15 minutes. We advise all city water customers to visit https://www.kdhe.ks.gov/waterdisruption for more information on flushing interior plumbing. Once you have flushed your water lines, you do not need to continue flushing and may continue regular water use and consumption.

We understand the inconvenience this Advisory has been to residents and businesses, and very much appreciate your patience as city staff have been working diligently to resolve this matter. We have received a lot of feedback from the community, and are always working to improve our service to the citizens of Topeka. Your safety is always our priority.

Additionally, we want to recognize the hard work of city personnel, especially in the Utilities Department. Because of the work of Utilities staff and the partnership between the city and KDHE, the sampling process was completed ahead of schedule, resulting in the Advisory lift today instead of our anticipated date of Friday, January 19.