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Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 07/11/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health advisories for Kansas lakes. Warnings: Big Eleven Lake, Wyandotte County (unchanged) Jerry Ivey Pond, Saline County (unchanged) Marion County Lake, Marion County (upgraded from watch 7/11) Gathering Pond near Milford (Hatch
Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Lane, Franklin County 07/06/2019For Immediate Release July 6, 2019 For more information, contact: Kristi Pankratz Kristi.Pankratz@ks.gov 785-296-1317 Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Lane, Franklin Co. TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City
Do Not Drink Order Rescinded for the City of Ford 07/03/2019 TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ford located in Ford County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system utilizing source water high in nitrates. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public w
Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 07/03/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), continues to issue public health warnings for six lakes due to blue-green algae and four lakes currently are on watch status. One new lake was added to the watch list today, Rock Garden Pond, located in Shawnee County. Current Warnings: Big Eleven Lak
Red, Bite and Blue: KDHE Recommends Mosquito Bite Prevention Over Fourth of July Holiday 07/03/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends Kansans take preventive measures against mosquito bites over the Fourth of July holiday. Floods throughout the state have caused an increase in mosquito populations. Mosquito surveillance in Reno, Sedgwick and Shawnee counties has shown an increase Culex species mosquitoes which can transmit West Nile virus and other viruses that
Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 06/27/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), continues to issue public health warnings for six lakes due to blue-green algae. Three lakes are currently on watch status. Current Warnings: Big Eleven Lake, Wyandotte County (unchanged) Jerry Ivey Pond, Saline County (unchanged) Keith Sebelius Rese
Public Drinking Water Notice for City of Marion 06/21/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a public notice for drinking water in the City of Marion due to low levels of microcystins, which is a blue-green algae toxin. While the levels and water remain acceptable for drinking, food preparation and household uses, KDHE believes it is important to inform residents. Samples collected by the City of Marion reported
Public Drinking Water Notice for Carbondale 06/21/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a public notice for drinking water in the City of Carbondale due to low levels of microcystins, which is a blue-green algae toxin. While the levels and water remain acceptable for drinking, food preparation and household uses, KDHE believes it is important to inform residents. Samples collected by the City of Carbondale r
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded and Do Not Drink Order Issued for the City of Ford, Ford County 06/21/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the Boil Water Advisory issued on June 20 and issued a Do Not Drink Order for the City of Ford, located in Ford County. The Order took effect on June 21 and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are resolved. KDHE officials issued the order because of a line break res
Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 06/20/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), continues to issue public health warnings for five lakes due to blue-green algae. Four lakes are currently on watch status. Current Warnings: Big Eleven Lake, Wyandotte County (unchanged) Jerry Ivey Pond, Saline County (unchanged) Keith Sebelius Rese
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