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Boil Water Advisory Issued for Lakeside Village Improvement District, Jefferson Co. 04/15/2019Boil Water Advisory Issued for Lakeside Village Improvement District, Jefferson Co. TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Lakeside Village Improvement District located in Jefferson County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting
Nitrate Advisory Rescinded for Lane Co. Rural Water District 1, Lane County 04/03/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a Nitrate Advisory for Lane Co. Rural Water District 1 located in Lane County. The advisory was issued because of high nitrate levels from an emergency source well being utilized during repairs to the primary source well. Repairs have been made and Lane Co. Rural Water District 1 is no longer using the high nitrate...
KDHE Announces Recipients of Waste Tire Recycling Grants 46 individual grants distributed to recipients across Kansas 04/03/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management has announced the recipients of waste tire recycling grants. These annual solid waste grants are awarded to municipalities and school districts across the state. The grants total nearly $379,000 for 2019. The waste tire recycling grants go toward funding safe surfacing at playgrounds, running tracks,...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Allen Co. RWD 10, Allen Co. 03/27/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Allen Co. Rural Water District 10 in Allen County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. 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...
KDHE Welcomes New Senior Director of Public Affairs 03/26/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) welcomes new Senior Director of Public Affairs, Ashley Jones-Wisner. In her role, Jones-Wisner will be responsible for planning, executing and evaluating KDHE’s overall communications and public relations policies. “Ashley brings with her more than a decade of experience working to improve the health and well-being of Kansans,”...
Health Advisory, Safety Tips Issued During Flint Hills Burning Season Smoke Modeling Tool activated 03/26/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are a time when large areas of the state’s Flint Hills rangeland are burned. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie, control invasive species such as Eastern Red Cedar and Sumac and provide better forage for cattle. Prescribed burning minimizes risk of wildfires and is effective in...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Lancaster, Atchison County BWA still in effect for Doniphan Co. RWD 3 03/26/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Lancaster in Atchison County. The advisory was issued because of high turbidity. High turbidity may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Laboratory testing samples collected from the City of Lancaster indicate no evidence of contamination and all...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Offerle, Edwards County 03/25/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Offerle located in Edwards County. The advisory was issued 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 Kansas take...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Atchison Co. RWD 1, Atchison Co. RWD 3, Atchison Co. RWD 5C and Atchison Co. RWD 6 03/23/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Atchison Co. Rural Water Districts 1, 3, 5C and 6. The advisory was issued because of high turbidity. High turbidity may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Laboratory testing samples collected from these Atchison County Rural Water Districts indicate no...
KDHE Report Highlights Two Topics from the Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Report includes status of caregiving and status of serious psychological distress 03/22/2019TOPEKA - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) published the March 2019 issue of the Kansas Health Statistics Report (KHSR) which includes data on two important public health topics: Status of Caregiving and Status of Serious Psychological Distress (SPD) among adults in Kansas using the 2017 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (KS BRFSS) data. KDHE publishes the...
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