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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Cherokee County RWD 3, Cherokee Co. 09/25/2020TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Cherokee County RWD 3, located in Cherokee County.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
Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 09/24/2020 Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has revised its list of public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae. Warning Milford Lake Zone B, Geary County Milford Lake Zone C, Geary County Camp Hawk
KDHE amends travel quarantine list 09/24/2020TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to include Aruba. Aruba was previously on the list and was removed September 10. However, it’s rates have increased over the last two weeks to 4.2 times the rate of new COVID-19 cases in Kansas and subsequently, is being added. A comprehensive list of those individuals needing to quarantine for
Boil Water Advisory Issued for Rolling Hills Landowners Association, in Seward County 09/22/2020 TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Rolling Hills Landowners Association public water supply system, located in Seward County. This advisory is not related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the wat
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Ellis County Rural Water District 1C, Ellis, County 09/19/2020TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Ellis Co. Rural Water District 1C public water supply located in Ellis County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure or shutdown. Regardle
KDHE shares steps to protect health amid potential air quality impacts from wildfires 09/18/2020 TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) wants to alert Kansans to potential air quality impacts from Western wildfire smoke. Ongoing wildfires across the Western U.S. continues to produce dense smoke that is being transported into Kansas by the atmospheric winds. While a majority of this smoke is remaining high in the atmosphere there are times when this smoke is b
Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae 09/17/2020TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has revised its list of public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae. Warning Milford Lake Zone B, Geary County (new warning 9/17) Milford Lake Zone C, Geary County (new warning 9/17) Horsethief Reservoir, Hodgeman County (upgrade
KDHE Encourages Active Living and Healthy Eating Habits 09/17/2020TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages Kansans to adopt active living and healthy eating habits in response to an adult obesity report today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2019 report shows that more than one-third of Kansas adults ages 18 and older are obese, or 35.2 percent. This is up slightly from 34.4 percent in 2018. KDHE
Boil Water Advisory Issued for Ellis Co. Rural Water District 1C 09/16/2020The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Ellis Co. Rural Water District 1C public water supply system, located in Ellis County. The advisory applies to customers located in the City of Antonino only. This advisory is not related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Osawatomie, Miami County 09/12/2020 TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Osawatomie located in Miami County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. 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 supplie
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