At the regular Saline County Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, Commission Chairman Monte Shadwick announced an update to last week’s discussions regarding water quality and supply concerns for residents living at Howison Heights Water District, a subdivision about three miles north of Interstate 70. Shadwick said that owner Tim Howison signed paperwork on Monday that will allow Ottawa County Water District #2 to provide water to Howison Heights residents.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a boil water advisory for Howison Heights residents on Monday. Some County Commissioners had heard there had been little or no water pressure on Sunday, and as a result, the chlorination system was affected, and resulted in Monday’s boil water advisory.
At last week’s meeting, the Board of County Commissioners formally asked County Counselor Mike Montoya to write a letter that asked for the Kansas Corporation Commission to take action in the Howison Heights matter. Before that meeting adjourned, Montoya had a letter ready for Commissioners to sign.