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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded, City of Norton 06/23/2018 Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Norton Blue-green algae warning remains in effect for Sebelius (Norton Lake), Norton County TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Norton, located in Norton County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss
State of Kansas Awards Medicaid Contracts to Three Managed Care Companies Aetna welcomed as new KanCare MCO, Sunflower and United continue service 06/22/2018TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Jeff Andersen and State Medicaid Director Jon Hamdorf are pleased to announce the selection of three managed care organizations (MCOs) that will serve the Kansas Medicaid program, known as KanCare. The contracts include one new organization and two current KanCare companies. The companies include: • Sunflower State Health...
Public Health Warning Issued for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae New warnings for Webster Lake and beach in Rooks Co. 06/21/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for Sebelius (Norton) Lake and Webster Lake for the upcoming weekend and week. If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct...
Boil Water Advisory and Water Restrictions Issued for the City of Norton in Norton County 06/19/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Norton public water supply located in Norton County. Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water. • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic...
Elevated Chloride Levels Measured in Kansas River No significant health risks anticipated 06/14/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas River is currently experiencing higher than normal chloride levels. Chloride is within a group of 15 contaminants for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established non-regulatory water quality standards under National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations. Secondary standards are established as guidelines to assist public water systems in managing their...
Public Health Warning Issued for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae Sebelius (Norton) Lake added to Warning list 06/14/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for Topeka’s Central Park Lake (Pond) and Sebelius (Norton) Lake for the upcoming weekend and week. If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe.
Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Available for Limited Time Kansas residents receive support to quit smoking and end tobacco products use 06/13/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)’s Bureau of Health Promotion is encouraging Kansas residents who want to quit using tobacco products to take advantage of the opportunity to get free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The NRT will be shipped directly to their homes by calling the Kansas Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). In conjunction with...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Butler County RWD 3, Butler County 06/08/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Butler County RWD 3 located in Butler 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 all...
KDHE Announces Recipients of Waste Tire Recycling Grants 51 individual grants distributed to recipients across Kansas 06/08/2018TOPEKA – 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 $468,000 for 2018. The waste tire recycling grants go toward funding safe surfacing at playgrounds, running tracks,...
Public Health Warning Issued for Topeka’s Central Park Lake Due to Blue-Green Algae First blue-green algae warning of the summer season issued 06/07/2018TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued a public health warning for Topeka’s Central Park Lake for the upcoming weekend. If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with water (i.e.
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