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Water Bottles Available for Natoma Residents

Water DropDue to the water leak in Natoma, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Boil Water Advisory is expected to last through the weekend and up to July 4.

Cases of bottled water have been delivered to Natoma and are available immediately at the Natoma City Hall for anyone that needs drinkable water.

Personnel will be available throughout the weekend to distribute water at the City Hall and can deliver water to those who need it brought to them.

You may contact the Natoma City Hall at 785-885-4833, Andrea Chambray at 785-885-8147 or Garret Mathews at 785-650-7077 for assistance.

Additional information from the Kansas National Guard:

"The City of Natoma in Osborne County declared a local state of disaster due to a boil water advisory issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on June 27. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system."

"Due to the situation in Natoma, six pallets of the water that were delivered to Norton on June 23, will be transported by the Kansas National Guard from Norton to Natoma. The bottled water was donated by Harvesters in Kansas City, Missouri, and Topeka, and portions remains unused from the recent water emergency in Norton. The Kansas Department of Transportation is assisting with getting the water loaded on the truck for transport. The water will be transported to Natoma on June 29 by the 997th Brigade Support Battalion."

(Information courtesy Garret Mathews, Osborne County EMS, and Kansas Adjutant General's Department.)

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