Humboldt water restrictions lifted

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January 3, 2020 - 2:12 PM

Water tests along the Neosho River near Humboldt showed no signs of contaminants Friday from a fertilizer plant fire upstream, clearing the way for residents to resume normal water consumption. GOOGLE MAPS PHOTO

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt residents were allowed to resume normal water consumption shortly after noon today, after the Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed the water flowing from the Neosho River was safe to consume.

At issue were contaminants that reached the Neosho following a New Year’s Day fire at Mid-West Fertilizer in Iola.

A battery of tests up and downstream from Humboldt showed no elevated levels of the contaminants, paving the way for the all-clear, Humboldt City Administrator Cole Herder said.

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