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Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 09/19/2019 TOPEKA – 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: Elk Horn Lake, Jackson County (upgraded from watch 9/19) Gathering Pond near Milford (Hatchery Supply Pond), Geary County (unchanged) Hiawatha City Lake, Brown County (unchanged) Jerry
Boil Water Advisory Issued for portion of Smith County Rural Water District (RWD) No.1, including the City of Bellaire, Smith Co. 09/16/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Smith County Rural Water District (RWD) No.1 for all services South of 140 Rd between M Rd and X Rd including the city of Bellaire, located in Smith County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting
Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 09/12/2019TOPEKA – 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: Gathering Pond near Milford (Hatchery Supply Pond), Geary County (unchanged) Hiawatha City Lake, Brown County (unchanged) Hodgeman County State Fishing Lake, Hodgeman County (unchanged)
Free Resources Help Parents Ensure Children’s Safety 09/11/2019TOPEKA - Every day in America, millions of parents and caregivers take to the road with children in their vehicles. While many children are buckled up in the right car seat for their ages and sizes – nearly half (46 percent) are not, and some aren’t buckled up at all. Child Passenger Safety Week is September 15-21, 2019, and Safe Kids Kansas, the Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas High
Health Officials Report Death in Vaping Related Lung Disease 09/10/2019Kristi Pankratz Kristi.Pankratz@ks.gov 785-296-1317 Health Officials Report Death in Vaping Related Lung Disease Kansas health officials have confirmed the first death in the state associated with an outbreak of serious lung disease related to vaping or using e-cigarettes. The recent death was a Kansas resident over the age of 50. According to Kansas State Epidemiologist Dr. Farah Ahmed,
State Agencies Join Together to Create Youth Suicide Prevention Resource 09/09/2019State Agencies Join Together to Create Youth Suicide Prevention Resource TOPEKA – In support of September as Suicide Prevention Month and National Suicide Prevention Week September 8-14, state agencies, along with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, are releasing a unified resource that outlines actions that all Kansans can take to protect and empower youth. “Suicide is the second leading cau
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Ogden, Riley Co. 09/07/2019 TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ogden located in Riley 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
Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 17 lakes with warnings; eight with watches 09/06/2019 TOPEKA – 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) Camp Hawk Lake, Harvey County (unchanged) Gathering Pond near Milford (Hatchery Supply Pond), Geary County (unchanged) Hiawatha City Lake,
Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Ogden, Riley Co. 09/05/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Ogden located in Riley County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears. • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled w
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Smith County Rural Water District (RWD) No.1 and City of Athol, Smith Co. 09/05/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Smith County Rural Water District (RWD) No.1 for all services west of M Road including the City of Athol located in Smith 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
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