As of Wednesday night, April 20, Olathe had received 93 water samples that have been sent to the lab for testing. More sames were received today, April 21, and have been sent to the lab.
The city is working with the lab to ensure a quick turnaround. This could take up to five working days.
The city will continue to provide affected homeowners with bottled water as requested.
Olathe city crews were in the Ridgeview South neighborhood Thursday installing temporary water lines as part of a planned water line construction project designed to replace aging infrastructure and improve water pressure. This project was originally slated for summer and has been expedited.
This issue only affects 105 homes in a portion of the Ridgeview South neighborhood. Water is consistently tested throughout the Olathe water system and continues to meet or exceed state and federal water standards.
Suggested water restrictions only include drinking and cooking with tap water in these 105 homes. It does not include bathing, lawn watering, etc. Pets should also drink bottled water in lieu of tap water at this time.
No boil order has been issued in this area or in any part of Olathe. Impacted customers are asked to use bottled water and contact the City of Olathe should they need additional bottled water.
A map of the impacted area is available in the news section of the City’s website – OlatheKS.org. A broader map was erroneously shown on a news station.