Good news for Lebo residents: the boil water advisory in effect since Tuesday has been lifted.
The advisory took effect Tuesday, after a contract crew hit an existing water main downtown during a project to replace the older lines -- which had been in place since the 1950s -- with new ones.
The resulting loss of pressure led to the boil advisory, the first city clerk Carrie Sloan had seen in her 22 years on the job. Contaminants can enter the water supply when there is a main break and pressure drops. The advisory was put in place as a precaution.
Water was sampled across town, and sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka for testing. As of 11 a.m. Thursday, Sloan reported no contaminants were found.