Division of Water
Boil water advisory lifted for Magoffin County
The Kentucky Division of Water (DOW) has lifted the boil water advisory issued Nov. 13 for Magoffin County following analysis of samples taken Tuesday of the raw and finished water at the Salyersville and Magoffin County water systems. The DOW consulted with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to reach the decision. The produced water has been cleared for drinking and all other uses.
Low water flow in the Licking River, the primary source of water supply for the water systems, combined with heavy leaf content and high manganese levels in the water, led to the decision to impose the advisory. While these conditions were not harmful, the water systems had difficulty maintaining adequate chlorine levels to protect against bacteria.
Recent rains increased water flow in the river and helped pushed leaf debris from the reservoir, thus lowering the turbidity and manganese levels.
Water customers are encouraged to flush water heaters and replace water filters used in faucets and ice makers to remove any debris from those systems.