KDHE Rescinded A Boil Water Advisory for the City of Norton


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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Norton.  The executive order issued on Tuesday, June 19th, regarding watering restrictions remains in effect until Sunday night, when the executive order will be modified to water conservation measures.  Beginning Sunday night on June 24th, even numbered addresses will be allowed to water on even numbered days, and odd numbered addresses will be allowed to water on odd numbered days.  Watering will only be allowed between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. on your designated day.

These water conservation measures will help assure the City of Norton maintaining water pressure in the system, which is the reason that KDHE issued the boil water advisory.  If we do not adhere to a water conservation at this time, we could see pressure drops below 20 psi, and KDHE would be required to issue another boil water advisory.

A thank you to all the citizens of Norton for adhering to the initial water restrictions during a time when we were not allowed to use treated surface water in our water system.  YOU ALL MADE A DIFFERENCE!


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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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