Humboldt once again restricts water usage

Local News

January 4, 2020 - 7:54 PM

HUMBOLDT — One day after giving the all-clear to resume consuming water like normal, Humboldt residents were asked once again Saturday to restrict water usage.

Updated testing in the Neosho River found elevated levels of contaminants, the city announced in a Saturday evening press release

“KDHE and the City are being proactive to maintain public safety.  We are acting on the latest test results which vary as the chemicals move downstream,” the city posted on its Facebook account. “Yesterday [Friday], the river water met federal standards and today it does not.  We understand that changing back and forth is confusing and frustrating, but it is necessary to move through this water supply crisis.”

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