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Boil water advisory issued for the City of Leon in Butler Co. 02/21/2018TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Leon in Butler County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. The advisory took effect on February 21,...
Boil water advisory issued for Western Acres Mobile Home Court in Reno Co. 02/20/2018TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Western Acres Mobile Home Court public water supply located in Reno County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because the system has repeatedly failed to collect required bacteriological samples resulting in an unknown water quality. The advisory took effect on February 20, 2018 and...
Boil water advisory rescinded for Towns Riverview Subdivision in Finney Co. 02/20/2018TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Towns Riverview Subdivision in Finney County. KDHE officials originally issued the advisory because the system could not maintain the minimum required chlorine residual. Failure to maintain required chlorine residual levels may put the system at risk for bacterial contamination. Public...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for Ellis County RWD 6, Ellis Co. 02/19/2018TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply Ellis County Rural Water District 6 in Ellis County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. The advisory took effect on February...
Boil water advisory rescinded for the City of Linwood in Leavenworth Co. 02/16/2018TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Linwood in Leavenworth County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in 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...
KDHE and the City of St. George show some love to an old building 02/15/2018TOPEKA, Kan. –The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is pleased to announce the partnership between the City of St. George and KDHE’s Brownfields Program. This partnership will address the cleanup of asbestos and lead based paint during the redevelopment of the City’s property at 201 1st Street – which is to be the future site of City Hall. The building dates back to 1871 when...
Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) screening added to required Kansas newborn screenings 02/14/2018TOPEKA, Kan. – In the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect every 4½ minutes, about 120,000 babies each year, with approximately 1,150 cases occurring in Kansas. Birth defects are the most common cause of death in the first year of life and the second most common cause of death in children ages one to four years. Critical Congenital Heart Defects (CCHD) are among the most common...
Boil water advisory issued for the City of Linwood in Leavenworth Co. 02/12/2018TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Linwood in Leavenworth County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for Towns Riverview Subdivision, Finney Co. 02/09/2018TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Towns Riverview Subdivision in Finney County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because the system cannot currently maintain the minimum required chlorine residual. Failure to maintain required chlorine residual levels may put the system at risk for bacterial contamination. The advisory...
Kansas Agencies Practice and Prepare for Emergencies 02/05/2018TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management just completed the first two of seven tabletop exercises last week in Garden City and Oakley. This is an effort to increase the state’s preparedness for a mass fatality incident. Approximately 300 people participated in the simulated tragedy to evaluate their readiness to respond....
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