Alerts List

Title Description Start Date End Date
2024 CCR with your 2023 water Testing results available at

2024 Consumer Confidence Report

Wed, Jun 12, 2024 Mon, Aug 12, 2024
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Silver Lake Sewer Maintenance Cleaning Scheduled for Monday-Wednesday, February 21st-23rd

The City of Silver Lake will be conducting it's annual sewer maintenance from Monday through Friday, February 19th through 21st, 2024.

Sewer lines can develop air pressure or a partial vacuum from the cleaning process. Usually any excess air pressure or vacuum will dissipate through your plumbing vents, but occasionally there are homes with inadequate plumbing vents (no vents, undersize vents or obstructed vents). In the case of inadequate venting air pressure could excape through your toilet, floor, sink, tub or shower drains causing water to spash out or, a vacuum could draw the water out of your fixture traps causing an unpleasant odor. To guard against this possiblility please: 

  1. Cover all floor Drains with plastic and place a weight on the plastic. 
  2. Cover all toilets with plastic and close the lid on the plastic.
  3. If you should experience an unpleasant odor, run water into each drain to refill the traps

Water and drains may be used as normal. 

The cleaning of sanitary sewers is necessary to help prevent stoppages.


If you have any questions, please call City Hall: 785-582-4280

Open pdf for instructions and a map: Sewer Cleanout Alert.pdf

Fri, Feb 16, 2024 Wed, Feb 21, 2024
Win up to 12 months of free water service...details here!

Residents, it's time for a water inventory and to provide emergency contacts and email billing info. 
Complete the survey by March 15th for a chance to win 3, 6, or 12 months of FREE water service (not to exceed the minimum monthly residential bill of $51.50!)

Letter from the City.pdf

Enter now: Link to Survey

Mon, Jan 22, 2024 Fri, Mar 15, 2024
The Boil Advisory has been Lifted!

For Immediate Release: August 16, 2023 

For more information, contact: Matthew Lara, 785-296-1317 

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Silver Lake, Shawnee County TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Silver Lake water supply system located in Shawnee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. Regardless of whether it’s the supplier or KDHE that announces a boil water advisory, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory. Laboratory testing samples collected from the City of Silver Lake indicate no evidence of bacteriological contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved. For consumer questions, please contact the water system at: 785-582-4280, or you may call KDHE at 785- 296-5514. For consumer information please visit KDHE’s PWS Consumer Information webpage: ###

Wed, Aug 16, 2023 Mon, Aug 21, 2023
Emergency Water Main Break-City Possibly Without Water for Up to 2 Hours

There is an emergency water main break that crews are aware of and working quickly to repair. The City of Silver Lake could be without water for up to two hours!

Sun, Jul 30, 2023 Sun, Jul 30, 2023
Greenbush will Return for Strategic Planning Session with City Council on April 3rd Fri, Mar 10, 2023 Mon, Apr 03, 2023