Important Information About Your Drinking Water

Monitoring Requirements Not Met


Even though this was not an emergency, as our customers you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct the situation.


What happened? 

We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not the drinking water meets health standards. During July 2021 there was an MCL (maximum contaminate level) violation of the Chlorite 3 samples set in the distribution system that exceeded 1.0mg/L as required by Kansas Administrative Regulations. The samples that were collected averaged 1.02 mg/L. The injection system is down and currently offline until parts and repairs can be made.


What should you do? 

This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply. However, if you have specific health concerns. Consult your doctor. Some infants and young children who drink water containing chlorite in excess of the MCL could experience nervous system effects. Similar effects may occur in fetuses of pregnant women who drink water containing chlorite in excess of the MCL. Some people may experience anemia.


What is being done?

The parts have been ordered to make the necessary repairs.

We anticipate resolving the problem within the next few weeks.


For more information, please contact:  Calvin Jurgensen at 620-795-4433

Or by Mail:  703 5th St., P.O. Box 210, Oswego, KS  67356

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water and who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools).  You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


This notice is being sent to you by the CITY OF OSWEGO

Federal Water System ID # KS2009908

Date distributed:  August 25, 2021