As part of the City of Coffeyville’s ongoing plan to maintain safe and dependable drinking water to our customers, the City Water Department will be performing a system-wide flushing program to remove chemical and biological build-up in the water distribution system lines. With guidance from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the City will be temporarily modifying the chemicals applied to the drinking water and systematically flushing lines throughout the system.
To achieve the long-term benefits of improved chlorine residual and reduced build-up in the lines, short-term inconveniences may occur in some areas of town. These inconveniences may include poor taste, odor, and a cloudy or discolored appearance of the drinking water, as well as reduced water pressure. These possible results will begin in some parts of the system on Friday September 13th, 2019 and may occur in various areas of the system for a period of approximately four weeks, depending upon effectiveness of the flushing plan. Although the appearance, taste and odor may be unpleasant, the water will continue to meet the requirements of KDHE for safe drinking water.
The City will endeavor to minimize the short-term inconveniences that may occur as we continue to pursue the long term goal of a safe and reliable water system. If residents have any questions they may call the Municipal Water Treatment Plant at 252-6150 between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm Monday - Friday.