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KDHE Releases 2017 Stillbirths and Infant Deaths Report 02/19/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released the report Selected Special Statistics: Stillbirths and Infant Deaths, Kansas, 2017. Despite having the lowest number of infant deaths ever in Kansas, the state’s infant mortality rate (IMR) edged up by one-tenth of a point in 2017. The 2017 IMR was 6.0 infant deaths per 1,000 live births compared to the 5.9...
Do Not Drink Order Issued for Lane Co. Rural Water District 1, Lane Co. 02/18/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a Do Not Drink Order for the Lane Co. Rural Water District 1 located in Lane County. The Order took effect on Feb. 18 and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are resolved. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in the potential of...
Acting Secretary Norman Testifies at KanCare Oversight Hearing Describes the system as sound but needing updates 02/15/2019TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Acting Secretary Lee A. Norman, M.D. testified during today’s Bethel Oversight Committee hearing on Kansas’s Medicaid program, Kancare. He stated that while the program should continue with improvements in several areas, the program itself is on the right track and valuable for Kansans. “I liken the base of KanCare to the chassis of...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Cheney State Park Marina, Reno County 02/08/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Cheney State Park Marina located in Reno County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure due to line repairs. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Rock Springs 4H Center, Geary County 02/06/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Rock Springs 4H Center located in Geary County.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...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Galena, Cherokee County 02/01/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Galena 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...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Allen Co. Rural Water District 10, Allen Co. 01/30/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the RWD 10 located in Allen 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 measures...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Galena, Cherokee Co. 01/30/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Galena located in Cherokee 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...
Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Paola, Miami County 01/29/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Paola located in Miami 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...
Boil Water Advisory Issued for Rock Springs 4H Center, Geary Co. 01/28/2019TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Rock Springs 4H Center, located in Junction City in Geary County. No other water district in the county are under a BWA. 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...
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