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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Provider Portal Maintenance

CLARIS, the child care provider portal, is unavailable each day from noon to 12:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. to allow for a system refresh. It may experience system outages Sunday mornings between 6 a.m. and noon to allow for system maintenanc...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

Federally Mandated Re-Fingerprinting

Both Federal and State law (KSA 65-516) requires a comprehensive background check for each individual residing, working, or regularly volunteering in a licensed child care facility. Fingerprint-based checks must be completed every five years, and 2024 is ...

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Child Care Provider News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Licensed Child Care Programs in Adult Care Homes

Attention adult care home administrators and operators: Did you know the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) have a partnership that promotes the development of licensed child ...

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Child Care Provider News
Posted on: August 28, 2023

Electronic Fingerprinting Available in Topeka

Speed up the fingerprinting process. Electronic fingerprinting is now available in Topeka for new child care professionals or existing professionals who need to renew their fingerprints. Using LiveScan technology, Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas can el...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Provider Portal Maintenance

The Child Care Licensing Online Provider Access Portal may experience system outages Sunday mornings between 6:00 am and noon to allow for system maintenance.

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Kansas Fish Consumption Advisories

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (collectively, “Kansas”) is issuing fish consumption advisories for 2024. The following advisories identify types of fish, or other aquatic...

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Environment Home - Featured Spotlights
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Kansas Environmental Conference

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Join us for the Kansas Environmental Conference, August 9-10, 2023, in Manhattan, Kansas. Watch for more details coming soon.

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Boil Water Advisories

Water Advisory

Find the latest boil water advisories and learn what to do if your community is impacted.

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News Flash

Posted on: January 31, 2024

Emissions Reduction & Mitigation Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded KDHE federal funds to create the Emissions Reduction and Mitigation Plan (E-RAMP). The program has two broad objectives and is split into two phases, planning and implementation.

Additional Info... Environment Home - Latest Update

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Working Healthy

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Working Healthy offers support for people with disabilities who are working and want to keep their Medicaid coverage while on the job.

Learn more at kancare.ks.gov. Finance Home - Featured Spotlights
Posted on: January 8, 2024

State Loan Repayment Program

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Loan repayment assists in recruitment and retention for health care professionals in Kansas.

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

You Can Quit Tobacco

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Free help is available to quit smoking or vaping. Contact the Kansas Tobacco Quitline today.

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Posted on: December 11, 2021

KanCare Enrollees: Has Your Information or Circumstances Changed?

KanCare enrollees: If your contact information or household circumstances have changed, please update the KanCare Clearinghouse. Call 1-800-792-4884. This may help you keep your coverage after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has ended.

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

State Loan Repayment Program

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Loan repayment assists in recruitment and retention for health care professionals in Kansas.

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Become a Volunteer

Kansas Medical Reserve Corps volunteers assist with a drive-thru vaccination clinic

Medical Reserve Corps volunteers assist during natural disasters, health fairs, and more.

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

You Can Quit Tobacco

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Free help is available to quit smoking or vaping. Contact the Kansas Tobacco Quitline today.

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Actions to Assist Kansans Affected by Infant Formula Shortage

Governor Laura Kelly today announced actions her administration has taken to ease the burden on Kansas families affected by the nationwide infant formula shortage. Since February, the Kelly Administration has been working with state agencie...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Kansas Fish Consumption Advisories

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (collectively, “Kansas”) is issuing fish consumption advisories for 2024. The following advisories identify types of fish, or other aquatic species, that shoul...

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KDHE Home - Featured Spotlights
Posted on: January 8, 2024

State Loan Repayment Program

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Loan repayment assists in recruitment and retention for health care professionals in Kansas.

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Boil Water Advisories

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Find the latest boil water advisories and learn what to do if your community is impacted.

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Posted on: February 19, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Gaylord, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Gaylord public water supply system located in Smith County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for one m...
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Posted on: February 15, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 28, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for a Portion of the City of Towanda, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Columbus public water supply system located in Cherokee County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Columbus, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Columbus public water supply system located in Cherokee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for o...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 28, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for a Portion of the City of Towanda, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Towanda Mobile Home Park, 70 Mechanic Street in the City of Towanda located in Butler County. The advisory was issued because of a waterline break resulting...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2024

KDHE Announces Expansion of Newborn Screening Program

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New screen for X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) added.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Kansas Newborn Screening Program (KS-NBS) began screening for X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) at the start of the month. The move ali...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of the City of Towanda, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Towanda public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory applies to customers located in the Towanda Mobile Home Park, 70...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 28, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Quenemo, Osage County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Quenemo public water supply system located in Osage County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Quenemo, Osage County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for City of Quenemo public water supply system located in Osage County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

  • Boil water for...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Stream Advisory Issued for Onion Creek to Willow Creek located North of Hamilton, Kansas

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Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for Onion Creek, East of U Road to Willow Creek located North of Hamilton, Kansas. 

The stream advisory is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Montgomery RWD 2C-B and Montgomery RWD 14, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Montgomery RWD 2C-B and Montgomery RWD 14, public water supply system located in Montgomery County. The advisory was issued because of The advisory was issu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Labette RWD 6, Labette County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Labette RWD 6, public water supply system located in Labette County. The advisory was issued because of high turbidity at the Coffeyville water treatment pl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Dearing, Montgomery RWD 1C and Montgomery RWD 2C-A

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Dearing, Montgomery RWD 1C and Montgomery RWD 2C-A public water supply system located in Montgomery County.&nb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Ottawa Co. Rural Water District No. 2, Ottawa County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Ottawa Co Rural Water District No. 2, located in Ottawa County.

The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the d...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Shawnee County Health Department Collaboration

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Shawnee County Health Department (SCHD) announced today that residents can access a dashboard to stay up to date on a person-to-person outbreak of hepatitis A that began in August 2022. KDHE a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 28, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Caney, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Caney, located in Montgomery County.

The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system....

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Coffeyville, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Coffeyville public water supply system located in Montgomery CountyThe advisory was is...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 28, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Ottawa County Rural Water District 2, Ottawa County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Ottawa County Rural Water District 2 public water supply system located in Ottawa County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Coffeyville and Montgomery and Labette County Rural Water

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Coffeyville and their purchasing public water supply systems located in Montgomery and Labette Counties.  The purchasing public water supply s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Wilson County Rural Water District 4, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Wilson County Rural Water District 4 public water supply system located in Wilson CountyThe advisory was&nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Sundowner West MHP, Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Sundowner West Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Saline County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maint...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Caney, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Caney public water supply system located in Montgomery County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:&n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Ransom, Ness County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ransom public water supply system located in Ness County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the sys...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Get Ready for Kansas Radon Action Month in January

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in partnership with the Kansas Radon Program, encourages Kansans to take action this January by learning about radon and how its risks can be lowered.  

Radon is the second leading cause of l...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2024

KDHE Vital Statistics Topeka Office to Adjust Operations Until Monday, January 29

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Vital Statistics Office will temporarily change operations due to a system enhancement starting Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at noon through Friday, January 26, 2024.  

During this time, the office w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Logan, Phillips County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Logan public water supply system located in Phillips County. The advisory was issued because of an equipment malfunction due to freezing, resulting ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Boil Water Advisories Rescinded for Shawnee Co RWD 1C and Metro Topeka Airport Authority, Shawnee Co

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Shawnee County Rural Water District 1C and the Metro Topeka Airport Authority public water supply systems located ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Tescott, Ottawa County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Tescott public water supply system located in Ottawa CountyThe advisory was issued&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Wilson County Rural Water District 4, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Wilson County Rural Water District 4 public water supply system located in Wilson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Topeka, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Topeka public water supply system located in Shawnee CountyThe advisory was issued&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Ransom, Ness County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Ransom public water supply system located in Ness County 

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:&a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the the City of Logan, Phillips County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Logan public water supply system located in Phillips County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for one ...
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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Muscotah, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Muscotah public water supply system located in Atchison County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Belle Plaine, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County. The advisory was issued because of an equipment malfunction resulting in a loss of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Winchester, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Winchester public water supply system located in Jefferson CountyThe advisory was issu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Belvue, Pottawatomie County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Belvue public water supply system located in Pottawatomie County. The advisory was issued because of an equipment malfunction resulting in a loss of...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Tescott, Ottawa County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Tescott public water supply system located in Ottawa County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for one ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Belvue, Pottawatomie County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Belvue public water supply system located in Pottawatomie County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Sundowner West MHP, Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Sundowner West Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Saline County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boi...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Muscotah, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Muscotah public water supply system located in Atchison County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for o...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Belle Plaine

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Metro Topeka Airport Authority and Shawnee County Rural Water

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued boil water advisories for the Metro Topeka Airport Authority and Shawnee County Rural Water District 1C public water supply systems located in Shawnee County.

Customers should observe the fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Winchester, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Winchester public water supply system located in Jefferson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water fo...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Girard, Crawford County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Girard public water supply system located in Crawford County. The area affected is the portion West of Highway 7. The advisory was issu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Sumner County Rural Water District 1 and 3, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Sumner County Rural Water District 1 and public water supply systems located in Sumner&n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of the City of Girard, Crawford County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Girard public water supply system located in Crawford County. The area affected is the portion West of Highway 7.

Customers should observe ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2024

2024 Kansas Health Champions Announced

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Governor’s Council on Wellness (GCOW) presented the 2024 Kansas Health Champion Awards during the Community Health Promotion Summit today, Thursday, January 11.

The Governor’s Council on Wellne...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Quenemo, Osage County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Quenemo public water supply system located in Osage County. The advisory was issued because of a maintenance issue causing low pressure in the distr...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

KDHE Announces Dereck Totten as Chief Medical Officer

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Secretary Janet Stanek, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), announced today that Dereck Totten, M.D., MPH, FAAFP, is the new Chief Medical Officer.

“Dr. Totten is a life-long Kansan and currently provides health care services to w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Kansas Fish Consumption Advisories for 2024

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (collectively, “Kansas”) is issuing fish consumption advisories for 2024. The following advisories identify types of fish, or other aquatic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Sumner County Rural Water District 2, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Sumner County Rural Water District 2 public water supply system located in Sumner County. The advisory was issued because of an equipment failure causing hi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Atchison County Rural Water District 5C, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Boil Water Advisory Issued for a portion of Atchison County Rural Water District 5C, located in Atchison County. The area affected by the Boil Advisory was gene...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Quenemo, Osage County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for City of Quenemo public water supply system located in Osage County..

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

  • Boil water fo...
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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Mayfield, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Mayfield public water supply system located in Sumner County. The advisory was issued because of an equipment failure causing high turbidity in the ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of Atchison County Rural Water District 5C, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Atchison County Rural Water District 5C public water supply system located in Atchison County. The area affected is generally bounded by Highway 73 on...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Comments Now Open for Kansas Highly Infectious Disease & Pandemic Plan

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To prepare for the next pandemic, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in cooperation with local and state partners, has developed the Kansas Highly Infectious Disease and Pandemic Plan (PDF), which provides an overview of strategies to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2024

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Wellington, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Wellington public water supply system located in Sumner CountyThe advisory was issued&nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Wellington, Sumner County Expanded to Include

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Wellington public water supply system located in Sumner County including the City of Mayfield and Sumner Co. Rural Water Districts 1, 2 and 3.

Customers...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Wellington, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Wellington public water supply system located in Sumner County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

  • Boil w...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for Rattlesnake Creek, Stafford County

Stream Advisory Rescinded

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory for Rattlesnake Creek in Stafford County from 80th Ave to the Little Salt Marsh. The advisory was issued on September 13, 2023.

The stream advisory was the result of&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for Four Mile Creek, Wichita, Sedgwick County

Stream Advisory Rescinded

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory that was issued December 5, 2023 for a stream locally known as Four Mile Creek, Wichita, Sedgwick County, running east of K-96 between points near 21st Street ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley CountyThe advisory was issued because of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2023

Safe Kids Kansas Recognizes Advocates for Life-Saving Work

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Safe Kids Kansas presented its Annual Awards yesterday, December 5. The awards recognized outstanding contributions by individuals, coalitions, organizations and businesses toward reducing unintentional injury to Kansas children. The awards were presented...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Announces Executive Leadership Team Promotions

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Janet Stanek today announced promotions within the agency’s Executive Leadership Team.

Christine Osterlund, Medicaid Director of Operations Deputy Director, has been promoted to Deputy S...

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Posted on: December 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further noti...

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Lebanon, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Lebanon public water supply system located in Smith County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pres...

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Posted on: December 5, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for Four Mile Creek, Wichita, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for a stream locally known as Four Mile Creek, Wichita, Sedgwick County, running east of K-96 between points n...

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Lebanon, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Lebanon public water supply system located in Smith County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: November 23, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Elk City, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Elk City public water supply system located in Montgomery CountyThe advisory was issued becau...

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Posted on: November 22, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Saline Co. Rural Water District #2, Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Saline County Rural Water District #2 public water supply system located in Saline CountyThe advisory was&...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Revised Boil Water Advisory Issued for Saline Co. Rural Water District #2, Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Saline County Rural Water District No. 2 public water supply system located in Saline County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further n...

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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Saline Co. Rural Water District #2, Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Saline County Rural Water District No. 2 public water supply system located in Saline County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further n...

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

November 18 is National Injury Prevention Day

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Saturday, November 18 as National Injury Prevention Day in Kansas. This is the fourth year for this annual observance which shines a light on the need for injury and violence prevention.

Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in mo...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for a Portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system located in Butler County. 

The boil water advisory affected customers from ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for Mill Creek from 18th Road to Little Blue River

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory for Mill Creek from 18th Road to Little Blue River that was issued on December 9, 2022. 

Part of the stream advisory from 21st Road to Little Blue River was res...

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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system located in Butler County.   

The boil water advisory will affect ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Coffey County RWD 2, Coffey, Woodson, and Greenwood County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Coffey County Rural Water District 2 public water supply system located in Coffey, Woodson, and Greenwood CountyThe advisory was&am...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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Nine lakes continue with warnings or watches at the conclusion of the recreational season.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update du...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Cherokee County Rural Water District #3, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Cherokee County Rural Water District #3 public water supply system located in Cherokee CountyThe advisory applied to custo...

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Posted on: November 8, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Coffey County RWD 2, Coffey, Woodson, and Greenwood County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Coffey County Rural Water District 2 public water supply system and affects customers located in Coffey, Woodson, and Greenwood County.  

Customers sho...

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Blue Mound, Linn County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Blue Mound public water supply system located in Linn CountyThe advisory was issued because&am...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fowler, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fowler public water supply system located in Meade CountyThe advisory was issued because&n...

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Blue Mound, Linn County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Blue Mound public water supply system located in Linn County

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: November 2, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Cherokee County Rural Water District #3, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Cherokee County Rural Water District #3 public water supply system located in Cherokee County. This advisory applies to customers located within the a...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Fowler, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Fowler public water supply system located in Meade County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:&...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Blue Mound, Linn County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Blue Mound public water supply system located in Linn CountyThe advisory was issued&...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Keep Your Trick-or-Treaters Safe from Scary Injuries

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On Halloween, ghosts and ghouls may give you a fright but real dangers, like pedestrian accidents, falls, burns and poisonings are a scary reality. Safe Kids Kansas, the Kansas Poison Center, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal remind families to mak...

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Posted on: October 28, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Chase County Rural Water District No. 1, the City of Cottonwood

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the following public water supply systems located in Chase County:  

  • Chase County Rural Water District No. 1&...
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Posted on: October 28, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Marquette, McPherson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Marquette public water supply system located in McPherson CountyThe advisory was issued because&nbs...

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Blue Mound, Linn County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Blue Mound public water supply system located in Linn County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: October 26, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Colonial Gardens Mobile Home Court, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Colonial Gardens Mobile Home Court public water supply system located in Riley CountyThe advisory was ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Marquette, McPherson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Marquette public water supply system located in McPherson County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:&am...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Chase County Rural Water District No. 1, the City of Cottonwood Falls

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the following public water supply systems located in Chase County: 

  • Chase County Rural Water District No. 1 
  • City of Cottonwood Falls &...
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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Morris County Rural Water District No. 1, Morris and Geary County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Morris County Rural Water District No. 1 public water supply system located in Morris and Geary CountyThe advisory was issued for a portion of...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Colonial Gardens Mobile Home Court, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Colonial Gardens Mobile Home Court water supply system located in Riley County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further...

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Posted on: October 22, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of Morris County Rural Water District No. 1, Morris and

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Morris County Rural Water District No. 1 public water supply system located in Morris and Geary County. This advisory affects customers in the followi...

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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Ozawkie, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ozawkie public water supply system located in Jefferson CountyThe advisory was issued because o...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Miami County Rural Water District 3, Miami County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Miami County Rural Water District 3 public water supply system located in Miami CountyThe advisory was issued be...

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fulton, Bourbon County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fulton public water supply system located in Bourbon County. The advisory was issued because of system upgrades leading to multiple line breaks resu...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Osawatomie, Miami County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Osawatomie public water supply system located in Miami County. The advisory was issued because of potential entry by untreated water into the distri...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Wilson County Rural Water District 8, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Wilson County Rural Water District 8 public water supply system located in Wilson County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a los...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Ellis, Ellis County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ellis public water supply system located in Ellis County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the sys...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Kansas Cancer Partnership Releases an Interactive Map of Cancer Survivorship Resources

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Cancer Partnership are proud to announce a new online resource for cancer survivors, caregivers, providers and anyone who loves someone with cancer. The map has over 20 categor...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Miami County Rural Water District 3, Miami County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Miami County Rural Water District 3 public water supply system located in Miami County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Osawatomie, Miami County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Osawatomie public water supply system located in Miami County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Pine Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park, City of Towanda, Butler Co.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Pine Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park in the  City of Towanda public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory was issued because of...

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Posted on: October 8, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: October 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Quenemo, Osage County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Quenemo public water supply system located in Osage County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Bunker Hill, Russell County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Bunker Hill public water supply system located in Russell County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to ma...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Pine Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park in the City of Towanda, Butler Co

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Pine Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park in the City of Towanda public water supply system located in Butler County.  

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Quenemo, Osage County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Quenemo public water supply system located in Osage County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Simmons Subdivision Sanitation System, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Simmons Subdivision Sanitation System public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a lo...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Osawatomie, Miami County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Osawatomie public water supply system located in Miami County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in th...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County. The advisory was issued because of a power outage leading to a loss of press...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

KDHE Announces Re-Procurement of KanCare Medicaid & CHIP Capitated Managed Care Request for Proposal

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Administration, has released the KanCare Medicaid & CHIP capitated managed care request for proposals (RFP) for the provision of managed health care...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Bunker Hill, Russell County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Bunker Hill public water supply system located in Russell County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:&nbs...

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Posted on: September 29, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Peabody, Marion County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Peabody public water supply system located in Marion County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

More Adolescents Experience Mental and Behavioral Health Challenges During the fall School Semester

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently released data through the Kansas Violent Death Reporting System (KSVDRS) details between 2016-2020, nearly 1 in 3 Kansas youth who died by suicide experienced behavior and mental health chall...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Simmons Subdivision Sanitation System, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Simmons Subdivision Sanitation System public water supply system located in Butler County

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notic...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Peabody, Marion County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Peabody public water supply system located in Marion County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Notice of Public Meetings for Public Water Supply System Lead and Copper Rule Implementation

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding public meetings to help public water supply systems and their customers learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Lead and Cooper Rule Revisions (LCRR). Under th...

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Posted on: September 26, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Wilson County Rural Water District 8, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Wilson County Rural Water District 8 public water supply system located in Wilson County 

Customers should observe the following pr...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Cheney State Park Marina, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Cheney State Park Marina public water supply system located in Reno CountyThe advisory was issued because of&...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Linwood, Leavenworth County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Linwood public water supply system located in Leavenworth CountyThe advisory was issued because ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Rolling Hills Landowners Association, Seward County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Rolling Hills Landowners Association public water supply system located in Seward CountyThe advisory was issued because&a...

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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Pleasanton, Linn County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Pleasanton public water supply system located in Linn County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the...

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Pleasanton, Linn County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Pleasanton public water supply system located in Linn County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Pretty Prairie, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Pretty Prairie public water supply system located in Reno CountyThe advisory was issued because ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Cheney State Park Marina, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Cheney State Park Marina public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further...

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Garden City public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Wabaunsee County Rural Water District 2, Wabaunsee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Wabaunsee County Rural Water District 2 public water supply system located in Wabaunsee County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Linwood, Leavenworth County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Linwood public water supply system located in Leavenworth County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Pretty Prairie, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Pretty Prairie public water supply system located in Reno County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Wabaunsee County Rural Water District 2, Wabaunsee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Wabaunsee County Rural Water District 2 public water supply system located in Wabaunsee County.  

Customers should observe the following preca...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for Rattlesnake Creek in Stafford County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for Rattlesnake Creek in Stafford County from 80th Ave to the Little Salt Marsh on September 13, 2023.

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

High Risk of West Nile Virus Activity in Five Kansas Regions

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for all regions of the state other than the southeast region, which is at a moderate risk level. 

WNV is carried and transmi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Linwood, Leavenworth County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Linwood public water supply system located in Leavenworth County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Linwood, Leavenworth County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Linwood public water supply system located in Leavenworth County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Rolling Hills Landowners Assn., Seward County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Rolling Hills Landowners Assn. public water supply system located in Seward County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Toronto, Woodson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Toronto public water supply system located in Woodson CountyThe advisory was issued ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Governor’s Council on Wellness Opens Nominations for the 2024 Health Champion Award

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Each year, the Governor’s Council on Wellness (previously the Governor's Council on Fitness) recognizes one exceptional individual and one remarkable organization in Kansas who have shown outstanding dedication to promoting health, fitness and we...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Montgomery County Rural Water District 2C A, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Montgomery County Rural Water District 2C A public water supply system located in Montgomery County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Plains, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Plains water supply system located in Meade County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. F...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2023

KDHE Provides Financing for Sanitary Sewer System Improvements in Mankato, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces financing for improvements to Mankato’s wastewater system. The financing package from KDHE will fund this project that consists of rehabilitating 39,500 feet of cured-in-place pipe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Plains, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Plains public water supply system located in Meade County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Bucks Rewarded to Drivers Who Buckle Up

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Safe Kids Kansas, State Farm and KDOT Partner Up for Safety Message

Thousands of vehicles will travel the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend. Many families will head out on one last trip or getaway as the school year begins. Safe Kids Kansas, spo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Osage County Rural Water District 8, Osage County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Osage County Rural Water District 8 public water supply system located in Osage County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system....

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Ransom, Ness County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ransom public water supply system located in Ness County. The advisory was issued because of  a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Canton, McPherson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Canton public water supply system located in McPherson County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Toronto, Woodson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Toronto public water supply system located in Woodson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Osage County Rural Water District 8, Osage County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Osage County Rural Water District 8 public water supply system located in Osage County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Canton, McPherson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Canton public water supply system located in McPherson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Ransom, Ness County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Ransom public water supply system located in Ness County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Weir, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Weir water supply system located in Cherokee CountyThe advisory was issued ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Cassoday, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Cassoday water supply system located in Butler CountyThe advisory was issued because ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2023

KDHE, Anderson County Investigating Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Department (SEKMCHD) are in the preliminary stages of investigating individuals ill with campylobacteriosis possibly associated with Trade Winds Bar and Gr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for McConnell Air Force Base, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the McConnell Air Force Base water supply system located in Sedgwick CountyThe advisory was issued because of a los...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Weir, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Weir public water supply system located in Cherokee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: August 16, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Silver Lake, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Silver Lake water supply system located in Shawnee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system.  Failure to...

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Posted on: August 16, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Oketo, Marshall County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Oketo water supply system located in Marshall County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system....

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for Buckner Creek located North of Cimarron, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory that was issued July 21, 2023 for Buckner Creek located North of Cimarron, Kansas from Gray County Road 20 to Horsethief Canyon Lake in Hodgeman County.

The stream advis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Silver Lake, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Silver Lake public water supply system located in Shawnee County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Allen, Lyon County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Allen public water supply system located in Lyon County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the syst...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Drinking Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Mayfield and Sumner County RWD 1, 2 & 3

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is rescinding a drinking water advisory for the City of Mayfield and Sumner County Rural Water Districts 1, 2 and 3. Laboratory testing indicates the cyanotoxin concentration is below the U.S. Environ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Mulvane, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City Mulvane water supply system located in Sumner County. The advisory was issued because of a level control system failure resulting in a loss of pressure...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Lyon County Rural Water District 1 and City of Bushong, Lyon Cty

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Lyon County Rural Water District 1 water supply system the City of Bushong located in Butler County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulti...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of McCune, Crawford County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of McCune water supply system located in Crawford County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adeq...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Mulvane, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Mulvane public water supply system located in Sumner County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Caney, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City Caney water supply system located in Montgomery County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.?...

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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Drinking Water Advisory Rescinded for Wellington, Remains for Mayfield & Sumner Co. RWD 1-3

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is rescinding a drinking water advisory for the City of Wellington in Sumner County. Laboratory testing indicates the cyanotoxin concentration is below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency&rsq...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Lyon County Rural Water District 1 North of Road 290

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the Lyon County Rural Water District 1 public water supply system located in Lyon County.  The impacted customers are in the following areas:...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Galena, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City Galena water supply system located in Cherokee County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system.? ...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of McCune, Crawford County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of McCune public water supply system located in Crawford County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Butler County Rural Water District 3, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Butler County Rural Water District 3 public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory was issued due to a line break resulting in a loss of...

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Posted on: August 5, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of the City of Galena, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Galena public water supply system located in Cherokee County.  This advisory applies to customers in the Empire Neighborhood Nort...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Columbus, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Columbus public water supply system located in Cherokee CountyThe advisory was issued&nbs...

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Caney, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Caney public water supply system located in Montgomery County 

Customers should observe the following precautions until fur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2023

Elevated Levels of Blue-green Algae Toxin Detected in City of Wellington Drinking Water

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is issuing a drinking water advisory to the City of Wellington, City of Mayfield and Sumner Co. Rural Water Districts 1, 2 and 3. This advisory comes after samples collected by the City of Wellington ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Columbus, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Columbus public water supply system located in Cherokee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: August 2, 2023

KDHE Announces Recipients of Solid Waste Reduction Grants

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the solid waste reduction grants. Grants totaled $333,037.56 and were awarded to 14 different cities, counties and organizations.

The solid waste tire ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Cherokee County Rural Water District 9, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Cherokee County Rural Water District 9 public water supply system located in Cherokee County. The advisory was self-issued by the City due to an equipment m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Hiawatha, Brown County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Hiawatha public water supply system located in Brown County. The advisory was issued due to a loss of chlorine residuals.  Failure to maint...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Cassoday, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Cassoday public water supply system located in Butler County 

Customers should observe the following precautions u...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2023

Governor Kelly Proclaims August “Kansas Breastfeeding Month”

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At an official signing ceremony, Governor Laura Kelly proclaims August “Kansas Breastfeeding Month.” This proclamation recognizes the importance of breastfeeding for the health and well-being of Kansans.

“We are extremely pleased with Governor Kelly’s proc...

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Posted on: August 1, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Butler County Rural Water District 3, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Butler County Rural Water District 3 public water supply system located in Butler County 

Customers should observe the fol...

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Posted on: July 29, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Hiawatha, Brown County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Hiawatha public water supply system located in Brown County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: July 29, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fredonia, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the the City of Fredonia located in Wilson County. The advisory was issued due to a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the distribution system.

Public...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for the South Fork of the Nemaha River located North of Seneca, Kansas

Stream Advisory Rescinded

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory that was issued July 13, 2023 for the South Fork of the Nemaha River located North of Seneca, Kansas. 

The stream advisory was a result of water contamination f...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fredonia, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Fredonia public water supply system located in Wilson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: July 26, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Cheney State Park Marina, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Cheney State Park Marina public water supply system located in Reno County. The advisory was self-issued by the system on July 10, 2023 due to low pressure ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for Buckner Creek located North of Cimarron, Kansas

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Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for Buckner Creek located North of Cimarron, Kansas from Gray County Road 20 to Horsethief Canyon Lake in Hodg...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because the city was unable to maintain the minimum requ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Neighbors of Walnut Grove, LLC, Pottawatomie County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Neighbors of Walnut Grove, LLC public water supply system located in Pottawatomie CountyThe advisory was issue...

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Reserve, Brown County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Reserve public water supply system located in Brown CountyThe advisory was issued&a...

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Posted on: July 15, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith CountyThe advisory was iss...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fowler, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fowler public water supply system located in Meade County. The advisory was issued due to a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for the South Fork of the Nemaha River located North of Seneca, Kansas

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Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for the South Fork of the Nemaha River located North of Seneca, Kansas. 

The stream advisory is a resu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Walnut Grove Mobile Home Court Brooks, Pottawatomie County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Walnut Grove Mobile Home Court Brooks public water supply system located in Pottawatomie County. The advisory was incorrectly issued on July 12, 2023

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Neighbors of Walnut Grove, LLC, Pottawatomie County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Neighbors of Walnut Grove, LLC public water supply system located in Pottawatomie County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notic...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith County 

Customers should observe the following precaution...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Walnut Grove Mobile Home Court Brooks, Pottawatomie County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Walnut Grove Mobile Home Court Brooks public water supply system located in Pottawatomie County.

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for White Cloud, Doniphan County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of White Cloud public water supply system located in Doniphan County. The advisory was issued due to low pressure in the distribution system.  ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fowler, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Fowler public water supply system located in Meade County.  

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Reserve, Brown County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Reserve public water supply system located in Brown County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Allen County Rural Water District 4, Allen County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Allen County Rural Water District 4 public water supply system located in Allen CountyThe advisory was self-issued by the...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for the Wolf Creek near Lucas, Kansas and the Saline River from Lucas, Ks

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory that was issued July 6, 2023 for the Wolf Creek near Lucas, Kansas and the Saline River from Lucas, Kansas to Culver Kansas in Russell, Lincoln, Ottawa and Saline Count...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Linn County Rural Water District 2, Linn County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Linn County Rural Water District 2 public water supply system located in Linn County. The advisory was issued due to low pressure in the distribution system...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for the Wolf Creek near Lucas, Kansas and the Saline River from Lucas, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for the Wolf Creek near Lucas, Kansas and the Saline River from Lucas, Kansas to Culver Kansas in Russell, Lin...

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Posted on: July 5, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for Polecat Creek and the confluence of Clear Creek, located South of Garden

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for Polecat Creek and the confluence of Clear Creek, located South of Garden Plain, Kansas.

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Posted on: July 2, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Portion of Linn County Rural Water District No. 2, Linn County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Linn County Rural Water District No. 2 public water supply system located in Linn County. This advisory applies to customers located West of Highway 6...

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Posted on: July 3, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Galena, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Galena public water supply system located in Cherokee County. The advisory was issued on June 30, 2023 due to a line break resulting in a loss of pr...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Galena, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Galena public water supply system located in Cherokee County  

Customers should observe the following precautions until fur...

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Posted on: July 3, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of White Cloud, Doniphan County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of White Cloud public water supply system located in Doniphan County 

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: June 29, 2023

Keep Your Independence Day Safe with a Few Tips from the Experts

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Office of the State Fire Marshal and Safe Kids Kansas would like to share some important safety tips to ensure that all Kansans have a safe and fun Independence Day this year. 

In 2022, there...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Phillips County Rural Water District 1, Phillips County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Phillips County Rural Water District 1 public water supply system located in Phillips County. The advisory was issued due to low pressure in the distributio...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

KDHE Awards 17 Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Community Grantees

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Community Health Promotion program is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) Community Grant. In total, the SFY 2024 CDRR program...

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Posted on: June 24, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Glasco, Cloud County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Glasco public water supply system located in Cloud County. The advisory was issued by KDHE on June 22 due to low pressure in the distribution system...

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Posted on: June 24, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Montgomery County RWD 2C B, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Montgomery County Rural Water District 2C B public water supply system located in Montgomery County. The advisory was issued due to low pressure in the distribu...

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Posted on: June 23, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fall River, Greenwood County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fall River public water supply system located in Greenwood CountyThe advisory was se...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Glasco, Cloud County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Glasco public water supply system located in Cloud County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Dearing, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Dearing public water supply system located in Montgomery County. The advisory was issued due to low pressure in the distribution system. Failure to ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Phillips County Rural Water District 1, Phillips County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Phillips County Rural Water District 1 public water supply system located in Phillips County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further n...

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Posted on: June 21, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Konza Valley Water Benefit District, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Konza Valley Water Benefit District public water supply system located in Riley County. The advisory was issued by the public water supply system on June 20...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Southwind Subdivision, Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Southwind Subdivision public water supply system located in Finney County. The advisory was issued due to a loss of pressure in the distribution system. &am...

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Posted on: June 19, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Dearing and Montgomery County Rural Water District 2C B

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Dearing and Montgomery County Rural Water District 2C B public water supply systems in Montgomery County 

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Posted on: June 19, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Southwind Subdivision, Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Southwind Subdivision public water supply system located in Finney County.

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Heartland Virus Disease Identified in Crawford County Resident

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Crawford County Health Department have identified Heartland Virus Disease (Heartland), a rare tickborne illness, in a Crawford County resident. Health care providers diagnosed the resident in late...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Fall River, Greenwood County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fall River water supply system located in Greenwood CountyThe advisory was ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Kansas Department of Health and Environment to Hold Public Meeting Regarding 29th and Grove

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding a public meeting to discuss the next steps for the remediation of the 29th and Grove Environmental Site.

Who: Kansas Department of Health and Environment 

What: Pu...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Florence, Marion County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Florence public water supply system located in Marion County. The advisory was issued on June 6, 2023 due to the city’s inability to maint...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fulton, Bourbon County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Fulton public water supply system located in Bourbon County.

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Portis, Osborne County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Portis public water supply system located in Osborne County. The advisory was issued due to low pressure in the distribution system.

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Kansas Receives High-Performance Tier Ranking in Trust for Americas Health Ready or Not Report

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Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansas is ranked in the High-Performance Tier in Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) Ready or Not Report. Ready or Not 2023: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2023

Free COVID-19 Tests Still Available for All Kansas Communities Through June 2023

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) today announced a change to the Project Access COVID Tests program (Project ACT), allowing all Kansas households to request free, at-home COVID-19 tests through June 15, 2023. Residents are encouraged...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Florence, Marion County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Florence public water supply system located in Marion County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system located in Shawnee County. The advisory was issued due to low pressure in the distribution system.

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Konza Valley Water Benefit District, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Konza Valley Water Benefit District public water supply system located in Riley County. The advisory was self-issued by the public water supply system on Ma...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Portis, Osborne County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Portis public water supply system located in Osborne County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system located in Shawnee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for the Kansas River located near Lawrence, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory for the Kansas River near Lawrence, Kansas, issued on May 31, 2023. Recent rains have elevated the streamflow in the river such that the volume of wastewater bypassed h...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for the Marais des Cygnes River located near Osawatomie, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory for the Marais des Cygnes River near Osawatomie, Kansas, issued on May 31, 2023. Recent rains have elevated the streamflow in the river such that the volume of wastewat...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for the Kansas River located near Lawrence, Kansas

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Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time 

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for the Kansas River near Lawrence, K...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for the Marais des Cygnes River located near Osawatomie, Kansas

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Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for the Marais des Cygnes River near Osawatomie, Kansas. 

The stream advisory is a result of operation...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae. 

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or paint float...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

KDHE to Conduct Public Meeting May 19 at Boys and Girls Club in Wichita

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding a public meeting to discuss the 29th and Grove Environmental Site health study and the next steps. This meeting will be held Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 2...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Kingman, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Kingman public water supply system located in Kingman County. The advisory was issued because of untreated water from an unauthorized connection pot...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of the City of Kingman, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Kingman public water supply system located in Kingman County. The area affected is south of W Kansas Avenue and north of W Copeland Ave. a...

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Posted on: May 11, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update for Lake Melvern, Osage County, due to blue-green algae. There have been no additional health advisor...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

KDHE Celebrates Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

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Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed May 12 as Child Care Provider Appreciation Day in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) joins organizations across the state in recognizing the over 4,500 licensed child care providers and 23,00...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Cases of Active Tuberculosis (TB) Identified in Wyandotte County, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) have identified a small number of confirmed cases, fewer than 10 patients at this time, of Active Tuberculosis (TB) in Wyandotte County, Kan...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

KDHE Announces Winners of 2022 Keep It Clean Kansas Outreach Challenge

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced today that Jena Sims, Wichita, a 3rd grade teacher at Wichita Collegiate School, Eli Schoeman and Leanne Stewart, Lenexa, 5th grade teachers at Canyon Creek Elementary and Lesley Riddell-Koc...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Buffalo, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Towanda public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory was issued due to a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the dist...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Clearwater, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Clearwater public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued by the water system because of line break that ca...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

KDHE Releases Findings of Health Study on 29th and Grove Environmental Site

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) today announced the results of the health study conducted on the 29th and Grove environmental site in Wichita. 

“Today’s announcement is the fulfillment of a commitment mad...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Governor Laura Kelly Declares May 5 as Kansas Kids Fitness Day

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Governor Laura Kelly today proclaimed May 5, 2023, as Kansas Kids Fitness Day. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Governor’s Council on Fitness (GCOF) and the Kansas Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued the state’s first public health advisory in 2023 for Melvern Lake in Osage County, Kansas due to blue-green algae. ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of the City of Towanda, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Towanda public water supply system located in Butler County The area affected is west of 6th Street ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Buffalo, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Buffalo public water supply system located in Wilson County. The advisory was issued because of scheduled maintenance activities that may c...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Kansas Tobacco Quitline: Twenty Years of Helping Kansans Quit

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The Kansas Tobacco Quitline, a program of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, celebrates 20 years of helping Kansans achieve a tobacco-free life.

Since 2003, the Kansas Tobacco Quitline has provided free, one-on-one coaching for Kansans ready ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

Drug Endangered Children’s Day

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Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed April 26 as Drug Endangered Children’s Day in Kansas. The Kansas Department for Health and Environment (KDHE) joins Governor Kelly and the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children in highlighting the ris...

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Posted on: April 25, 2023

Safe Kids Day at the Zoo

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Safe Kids Kansas and the Topeka Zoo are partnering to host a fun family safety day on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Safe Kids Day at the Zoo is an annual event that helps teach children and their grown-ups how to be safe and healthy throughout th...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Buffalo, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Buffalo public water supply system located in Wilson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

KDHE Reminds Working Healthy and WORK Members of the Importance of On-Time Premium Payments

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages Kansans enrolled in Working Healthy and Work Opportunities Reward Kansans (WORK) to make timely payments on monthly premiums. Working Healthy/WORK enrollees have not been penalized for deli...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for an Unnamed Tributary East of Mill Creek located South of 95th Street near

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for an unnamed tributary East of Mill Creek located South of 95th Street and Renner Blvd near I-435 in Lenexa, Kansas. The stream advisory is a result of a spill of unknow...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Conway Springs, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Conway Springs water supply system located in Sumner CountyThe advisory was issued ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Conway Springs, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Conway Springs public water supply system located in Sumner County. 

Customers should observe the following precautions until...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Elk City, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Elk City public water supply system located in Montgomery CountyThe advisory was is...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Latham, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Latham public water supply system located in Butler CountyThe advisory was issued because of ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system located in Butler CountyThe advisory was issued ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Air Quality Advisory Rescinded for Parts of the Flint Hill Region Due to Seasonal Burning

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded an air quality advisory for parts of the Flint Hill region, through Manhattan toward Nebraska due to seasonal burning that was issued on April 7, 2023.

Conditions have i...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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?The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system located in Montgomery County. The area affected is from SE 140t...

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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Latham, Butler County

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?The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Latham public water supply system located in Butler County. 

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2023

Air Quality Advisory Issued for Parts of the Flint Hill Region Due to Seasonal Burning

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is issuing an air quality advisory for the Flint Hill region, through Manhattan toward Nebraska. 

KDHE activated the Kansas smoke modeling tool on March 1, prior to widespread burning in the F...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Elk City, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Elk City public water supply system located in Montgomery County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County. The advisory was issued&nbs...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Effingham, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Effingham public water supply system located in Atchison County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Fred the Preparedness Dog Retires After Ten Years of Services

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Today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recognizes Fred the Preparedness Dog’s retirement and honors him with the title of emeritus effective June 30, 2023.

In 2013, “Fred, a German shepherd, had just joined our fa...

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Posted on: March 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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?The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County. 

Customers should observe the following precautions until further noti...

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Posted on: March 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Effingham, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Effingham public water supply system located in Atchison County 

Customers should observe the following precaution...

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

KDHE Encourages CHIP Families on the Importance of Timely Premium Payments

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages Kansas households with a Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollee to make timely payments on monthly premiums. This is especially important as the State resumes normal ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Hosts 2023 Governors Public Health Conference

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will kick off its annual Governor’s Public Health Conference on March 29 in Manhattan, KS. This year’s event will bring in a record number of attendees, with more than 500 public health professionals ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2023

KDHE Announces Recipients of Waste Tire Product Grants

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has announced the recipients of waste tire product grants. 

“These grants will help handle the costs of proper disposal of many materials scrap tires and assist many important local efforts to...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

When Poison Happens, We’re Here For You.

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a proclamation to kick off National Poison Prevention Week. The Poison Center at the University of Kansas Health System and Safe Kids Kansas want to remind Kansans that Poison Centers are ready 24/7 with fast, free advic...

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

Limited Time Only Kansas Tobacco Quitline Offers 8 Weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy

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For the first time in the twenty-year history of the Kansas Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, (KDHE) is offering all phone coaching enrollees eight weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Governor Kelly Unveils Kansas’ Largest, Most Comprehensive Plan for Cancer Prevention and Control

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oday, Governor Laura Kelly announced the release of the largest, most comprehensive cancer prevention and control plan in Kansas history. The plan outlines how the State will allocate resources over the next five years to prevent cancer and reduce

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

KDHE Announces Steps KanCare Members Can Take to Reduce Risk of Losing Health Coverage

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reinforces the need for Kansans enrolled in the Kansas Medicaid (KanCare) program to keep their contact information updated and to be on the lookout for important information from KanCare in the mail....

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County. The advisory was issued because of equipment failure causing low water press...

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Posted on: March 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Spivey, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Spivey public water supply system located in Kingman County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure.  Failure to maintain ad...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

KDHE's Resist Program & the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition Host Take Down Tobacco Day

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Today, members of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Resist program and the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition hosted Take Down Tobacco Day at the Capitol – a national day of activism where youth are encouraged to speak out against commercial to...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Health Advisory, Safety Tips Issued During Flint Hills Burning Season

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are the months when large areas of the state’s rangelands are burned, especially within the Flint Hills. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie ecosystem,...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Spivey, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Spivey public water supply system located in Kingman County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Corning, Nemaha County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Corning public water supply system located in Nemaha CountyThe advisory was issued be...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for Marais des Cygnes River located near Osawatomie, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory for the Marais des Cygnes River located near Osawatomie, Kansas, that was issued on February 13, 2022. Water samples show no health risk associated with this stream. Wa...

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Posted on: February 21, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Corning, Nemaha County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Corning public water supply system located in Nemaha County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Toronto, Woodson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Toronto public water supply system located in Woodson County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the...

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for Little Cow Creek to Cow Creek located South of Lyons, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory for Little Cow Creek to Cow Creek located South of Lyons, Kansas, that was issued on December 6, 2022. Water samples show no health risk associated with this stream. Wa...

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Stream Advisory Issued for the Marais des Cygnes River located near Osawatomie, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for the Marais des Cygnes River near Osawatomie, Kansas.

The stream advisory is a result of an ongoing inflow & infiltration issue near the city of Osawatomie&rsquo...

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Posted on: February 10, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Toronto, Woodson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Toronto public water supply system located in Woodson County 

Customers should observe the following precautions u...

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Posted on: February 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Ellsworth, Ellsworth County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ellsworth public water supply system located in Ellsworth CountyThe advisory was&am...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick CountyThe advisory was issued&...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

If Someone Won’t Get a Pap Test for Themselves, They Should Get One for their Family

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Governor Laura Kelly proclaims January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Through a partnership with Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansans are urged to get pap tests for cervical cancer to reduce long-term cancer risks. Free or low-...

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Posted on: January 21, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Garden Plain

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

State Issues Emergency Suspension of licensed day care home in Ft. Scott

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to I Am Special Day Care, 402 S Little St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701. State law allows the Secretary of KDHE to issue such an order when, in the opinion of the S...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Ozawkie, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Ozawkie public water supply system located in Jefferson County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Fa...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

2023 Kansas Health Champions Announced

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Governor’s Council on Fitness (GCOF) presented the 2023 Kansas Health Champion Awards during the Community Health Promotion Summit today, Thursday, January 26.

The Health Champion Award was dev...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Kansas Issues Fish Consumption Advisories for 2023

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) are issuing fish consumption advisories for 2023. The advisories identify types of fish or other aquatic animals that should be eaten in limited ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Ozawkie, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Ozawkie public water supply system located in Jefferson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for Slate Creek and the confluence of Sand Creek located near Newton

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory for Slate Creek and the confluence of Sand Creek located near Newton, Kansas, that was issued on January 9, 2023. Water samples show no health risk associated with the ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2023

Governor Laura Kelly Proclaims January as Kansas Radon Action Month

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Governor Laura Kelly today proclaimed January as Radon Action month in Kansas. Through a partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansans are urged to protect their families by testing their homes, schools and work sites fo...

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Posted on: January 14, 2023

Stream Advisory Rescinded for Mill Creek from 21st Road to Little Blue River located NE of Washingto

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory for Mill Creek from 21st Road to Little Blue River near Washington, Kansas, that was issued on December 9, 2022. Water samples show no health risk associated with the c...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Saline County Rural Water District 1, Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Saline County Rural Water District 1 public water supply system located in Saline County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distr...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Sharon, Barber County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Sharon public water supply system located in Barber County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pres...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Pretty Prairie, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Pretty Prairie public water supply system located in Reno County. The advisory was issued because of a water main break causing low water pressure i...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Recent Water Testing by KDHE Shows Decrease of Contaminants in Washington County Streams Caused by

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced today that results from recent water testing on Mill Creek show a decrease in the concentration of contaminants over time and a downward trend in contaminants on Little Blue River. KDHE has ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Saline County Rural Water District 1,  Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Saline County Rural Water District 1 public water supply system located in Saline County 

Customers should observe the following precau...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Sharon, Barber County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Sharon public water supply system located in Barber County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Pretty Prairie, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Pretty Prairie public water supply system located in Reno County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: January 9, 2022

Stream Advisory Issued for a Slate Creek and the confluence of Sand Creek located near Newton,

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Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for Slate Creek and the confluence of Sand Creek located near Newton, Kansas.

The stream advisory results from ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Sharon, Barber County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Sharon public water supply system located in Barber County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pres...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Leon, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Leon public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressu...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Sharon, Barber County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Sharon public water supply system located in Barber County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick CountyThe advisory was ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Caney, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Caney public water supply system located in Montgomery County. The advisory was issued because of low water pressure in the distribution system. &am...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Norwich, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Norwich public water supply system located Kingman County. The advisory was issued because of a line break leading to low water pressure in the dist...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Leon, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

  • Bo...
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Posted on: January 2, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

  • Bo...
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Posted on: January 2, 2023

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Norwich, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Norwich public water supply system located in Kingman County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: December 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Jefferson County Rural Water District 10, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Jefferson County Rural Water District 10 public water supply system located in Jefferson CountyThe advisory was&nbs...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Colwich, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Colwich public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because a line break leading to low water pressure in the dis...

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $3 Million to Support Kids Exposed to Drugs

Governor Laura Kelly today announced that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will receive nearly $3 million from the U.S. Department of Justice to better identify and support children exposed to drugs, increase public safety, and reduc...

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Posted on: December 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Colwich, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Colwich public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: December 26, 2022

Notice of Drinking Water and Non-Potable Water Availability for the City of Caney, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is issuing this notice for the City of Caney in Montgomery County. The city has drinking water and non-potable water available to its customers while the water system is out of service.

Both bottled wa...

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Posted on: December 25, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Caney, Montgomery County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Caney public water supply system located in Montgomery County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further noti...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Kansas 2021 Annual Summary of Vital Statistics Now Available

Today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has released the Kansas 2021 Annual Summary of Vital Statistics.

“The Kansas Annual Summary of Vital Statistics report contains information on births, deaths, marriages, divorces and m...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Garden City, Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Garden City public water supply system located in Finney County. The advisory was issued because of a waterline break resulting in a loss of pressur...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Galena, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Galena public water supply system located in Cherokee CountyThe advisory was issued ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of the City of Garden City, Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Garden City public water supply system located in Finney County. The portion affected includes the following areas: 

The south sid...

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Posted on: December 17, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Galena, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Galena public water supply system located in Cherokee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil water for one...
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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Lakeside Village Improvement Dist., Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Lakeside Village Improvement District public water supply system located in Jefferson County. The advisory was issued because of a waterline break resulting...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Stream Advisory for Mill Creek from 18th Road to Little Blue River located NE of Washington, KS

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for Mill Creek from 18th Road to Little Blue River located Northeast of Washington, Kansas.  

The stream advisory is a result of a discharge of crude oil ...

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith CountyThe advisory was issued becau...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory was issued bec...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Stream Advisory Issued for Little Cow Creek to Cow Creek located South of Lyons, Kansas

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Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for Little Cow Creek to Cow Creek, South of Lyons, Kansas.

The stream advisory is a result of operation problem...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Safe Kids Kansas Recognizes Advocates for Life-Saving Work

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Safe Kids Kansas will present its Annual Awards today, December 6, at 1:30 p.m. The awards recognize outstanding contributions by individuals, coalitions, organizations and businesses toward reducing unintentional injury to Kansas children. The awards wil...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system due to a...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Safe Kids Kansas Announces new Take it from a Teen Video Challenge

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Safe Kids Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and program sponsor State Farm announce an opportunity for Kansas high schoolers to share their knowledge on safe driving and passenger practices. The Take It from a Teen video challenge is...

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Posted on: December 3, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • Boil wat...
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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: December 2, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6 located in Butler County. The portion affected is along 160th Street and south. 

Customers shoul...

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Posted on: November 19, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Alexander, Rush County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Alexander public water supply system located in Rush County. The advisory was issued because of a failure to maintain required chlorine residual lev...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Stream Advisory Rescinded for an Unnamed Tributary of Neosho River and the Neosho River

Stream Advisory Rescinded

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a stream advisory for an unnamed tributary of Neosho River near Humboldt, Kansas, that was issued on November 12. Water samples show no health risk associated with the river. Water conta...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Governor Kelly Proclaims November 18 National Injury Prevention Day

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Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 18 as National Injury Prevention Day in Kansas. This third annual observance shines a light on the need for injury and violence prevention. 

Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, r...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Governor Kelly and KDHE Ask Kansans to Use Antibiotics Wisely

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Governor Laura Kelly proclaimed Nov. 18-24 as Use Antibiotics Wisely Week in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is asking health care providers and Kansans to use antibiotics wisely to help protect them from the growing threat ...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

KDHE Releases Healthy Kansans 2030 State Health Assessment and Improvement Plan

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Today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) published the Healthy Kansans 2030 State Health Assessment (SHA) and State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), marking the conclusion of an 18-month-long initiative to move the health of Kansans in...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for a Portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system located in Butler County. The portion ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Maize, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Maize public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system due to electrical i...

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Posted on: November 12, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Maize, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Maize public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: November 12, 2022

Stream Advisory Issued for an Unnamed Tributary of Neosho River and the Neosho River

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Residents and animals should not enter the water at this time

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a stream advisory for an unnamed tributary of Neosho River and the Neosho River near Humboldt, Kansas.

The stream advisory is a resul...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Free COVID-19 Tests Reordering Available for All Kansas Households

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation’s public charity, RF Catalytic Capital and Project Access to Covid Tests (Project ACT), is providing a second round of free at-home COVID-19 tests

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County 

Customers should observe the following precautions until fur...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6 located in Butler County. The portion affected is the following areas:  

  • Area bounded by SE 130t...
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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Alexander, Rush County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Alexander public water supply system located in Rush County

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: ...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Jefferson County Rural Water District 10, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Jefferson County Rural Water District 10 public water supply system located in Jefferson CountyThe advisory was...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Lakeside Village Improvement Dist., Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Lakeside Village Improvement District public water supply system located in Jefferson County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further n...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the Jefferson County Rural Water District 10, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Jefferson County Rural Water District 10 public water supply system located in Jefferson County

Customers should observe the follow...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fowler, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fowler public water supply system located in Meade County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system due to syste...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Galena, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Galena public water supply system located in Cherokee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. &...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Konza Valley Water Benefit District, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the the Konza Valley Water Benefit District public water supply system located in Riley County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the sys...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of the City of Galena, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Galena public water supply system located in Cherokee County. The area affected is all homes north of Windsor Street in Galena.

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Fowler, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Fowler public water supply system located in Meade County 

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:&...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Keep Your Trick-or-Treaters Safe from Scary Injuries Safety Advocates Offer Tips

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On Halloween, ghosts and ghouls may make your blood run cold but real dangers, like pedestrian accidents, falls, burns and poisonings are a scary reality. Safe Kids Kansas, the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Kansas Highway Patrol remind families...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Horton, Brown County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Horton public water supply system located in Brown County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system.? Failure to...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

KDHE and GoGetDoc to Collaborate to Simplify Access to COVID-19 Antiviral Prescriptions

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced today that it is collaborating with GoGetDoc to simplify your access to COVID-19 antiviral prescriptions.

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

State Health Officer Encourages Public to Get Flu Shots

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Influenza season is here in Kansas. While activity remains low, influenza cases have already been seen in Kansas.

The flu vaccine remains the best way to prevent flu illness and serious flu complications, including those that can result in hospitalization ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Kansas Newborn Screening Program Launches Third Annual Facility Recognition Awards

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Midwives Alliance, is pleased to present the third annual recognition program for hospitals, facilities and midwives who provide new...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae. 

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, s...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of LaCrosse, Rush County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of LaCrosse public water supply system located in Rush County 

Customers should observe the following precautions unt...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Whiting, Jackson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Whiting public water supply system located in Jackson County. The system issued the advisory because of a line break which caused a loss of...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

KDHE Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Clean Water Act

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) joined Governor Laura Kelly on October 18, 2022, in proclaiming the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act in Kansas. The signing recognizes the state’s investments in restoring and maintain chemical...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Franklin County Rural Water District 1, Franklin County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Franklin County Rural Water District 1 public water supply systems located in Franklin County. The advisory was issued because of a line break which caused a lo...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Effingham, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for City of Effingham public water supply system located in Atchison County. The advisory was issued because of a line break which caused a loss of pressure in the ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Franklin County Rural Water 1, Franklin County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Franklin County Rural Water  District 1 public water supply system located in Franklin County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until fur...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

KDHE Releases Data on Chronic Diseases and Related Risk Factors

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has released the results from the 2020 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS).

"The BRFSS provides Kansas-specific data on the health status and health-related behaviors of Kansas adul...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Effingham

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Effingham public water supply system located in Atchison County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Notice of Public Meetings in Central and Eastern Kansas for Future Authority of KanCare

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding a series of virtual and in-person public meetings to allow KanCare participants and stakeholders to discuss and provide comments on the program. KanCare beneficiaries and the public are enc...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

 The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, s...

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Belle Plaine, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • If your tap wa...
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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Update KDHE Vital Statistics Call Center Phone Lines Down

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Update: The issue has been resolved and the phone lines are restored. Individuals can call 785-296-1400 to contact the Office of Vital Statistics. 

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces that its Vital Statistics...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Neosho County Rural Water District 12, Neosho County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Neosho County Rural Water District 12 public water supply system located in Neosho CountyThe advisory was issu...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Neosho County Rural Water District 12, Neosho County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the Neosho County Rural Water District 12 public water supply system located in Neosho County. The area affected includes households north of Hwy 39 a...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Notice of Public Meetings in Central and Eastern Kansas for Public Water Supply Lead and Copper Rule

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding public meetings to help communities and public water supply systems learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR).  Under the LC...

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Posted on: September 17, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for 2 Water Districts & 2 Cities in Chase County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Public Wholesale Water District No. 26 Chase County Rural Water District No. 1, City of Cottonwood Falls & City of Strong City, Chase County public water su...

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Posted on: September 17, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Belle Plaine, Sumner County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system.  Failure...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Belle Plaine, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • If your tap wa...
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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Free COVID-19 Tests Now Available for All Kansas Communities

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation’s public charity, RF Catalytic Capital, and Project Access to Covid Tests (Project ACT), is now offering free at-home COVID-19 tests to households in al...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Belle Plaine, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Belle Plaine, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Belle Plaine public water supply system located in Sumner County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

KDHE Extends Public Comment Period for 29th & Grove Site Draft Corrective Action Decision in Wichita

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is extending the public comment period regarding a plan to address contamination at the 29th and Grove Site in Wichita to October 16, 2022. The draft Corrective Action Decision details the proposed re...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Girard, Crawford County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Girard public water supply system located in Crawford County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the system.? Failure to maint...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Girard, Crawford County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Girard public water supply system located in Crawford County.  

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: September 11, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Nemaha County Rural Water District No. 3

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Nemaha County Rural Water District No. 3 public water supply system located in Nemaha County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a los...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Seneca, Nemaha County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Seneca public water supply system located in Nemaha CountyThe advisory was issued because of a line break result...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fredonia, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fredonia public water supply system located in Wilson CountyThe advisory was issued ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Olsburg, Pottawatomie County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Olsburg public water supply system located in Pottawatomie CountyThe advisory was issued bec...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Nominations Now Being Accepted for Kansas Health Champion Awards

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The Governor’s Council on Fitness is now accepting nominations for its annual Kansas Health Champion Awards. Awards are given to one outstanding individual and two outstanding organization, that make an exceptional effort to model, encourage and...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Seneca, Nemaha County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Seneca public water supply system located in Nemaha County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory was issued for a portion of the water supply system b...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Elgin, Chautauqua County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Elgin public water supply system located in Chautauqua County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Fredonia, Wilson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fredonia public water supply system located in Wilson County. The advisory was issued because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a Portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of Butler County Rural Water District 6 public water supply system, located in Butler County. 

Customers should observe the following pr...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley CountyThe advisory was issue...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Mulvane, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Mulvane public water supply system located in Sumner CountyThe advisory was issued because of...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Morrill, Brown County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Morrill public water supply system located in Brown CountyThe advisory was issued because of...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:&nbs...

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Posted on: August 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Mulvane, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Mulvane public water supply system located in Sumner County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice: 

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly honors Kansas Healthcare Coalitions with Proclamation

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Governor Laura Kelly signed a proclamation Wednesday designating September 22 to September 26 as Kansas Healthcare Coalition Week. The proclamation serves to honor all the work the Healthcare Coalitions (HCCs) have done during the COVID-19 pandemic.&n...

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Weir, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Weir public water supply system located in Cherokee CountyThe advisory was issued because of...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Bucks Rewarded to Drivers Who Buckle Up

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Thousands of vehicles will travel the Kansas roadways during the Labor Day weekend. Many families will head out on one last trip or getaway as the school year begins. Safe Kids Kansas, sponsored in part by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Sabetha, Nemaha County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Sabetha public water supply system located in Nemaha CountyThe advisory was issued because of&nbs...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Notice of Public Meetings in Western Kansas for Public Water Supply Lead and Copper Rule

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding public meetings to help communities and public water supply systems learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). Under the LCRR, public...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Weir, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Weir public water supply system located in Cherokee County 

Customers should observe the following precautions unt...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Morrill, Brown County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Morrill public water supply system located in Brown County 

Customers should observe the following precautions unt...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Cassoday, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Cassoday public water supply system located in Butler CountyThe advisory was issued because of&nb...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Sabetha, Nemaha County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Sabetha public water supply system located in Nemaha County 

Customers should observe the following precautions until furth...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Sundowner West Mobile Home Park, Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Sundowner West Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Saline County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distributi...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Prairie Schooner Mobile Home Court, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Prairie Schooner Mobile Home Court public water supply system located in Sumner CountyThe advisory was issued because of a...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Sundowner West Mobile Home Park, Saline County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Sundowner West Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Saline County 

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

KDHE to Conduct Public Meeting September 8 at Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center in Wichita

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will conduct a public meeting September 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E. 19th St N., Wichita, Kansas, regarding a plan to address contamination at ...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Stream Advisory Rescinded for an unnamed tributary of Fancy Creek North Branch, South of Barnes, KS

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Kansas Department of Health & Environment has rescinded a stream advisory for an unnamed tributary of Fancy Creek North Branch where it crosses under All American Road near 1st Road in Washington County to Fancy Creek North Branch in Riley Co...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Environment Professionals Gather for 2022 Kansas Environmental Conference

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After continued work and dedication through the pandemic response in their local communities over the last two years, more than 300 Kansas environmental professionals will gather at the 2022 Kansas Environmental Conference on August 9-11 in Manhattan, Kan...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Prairie Schooner Mobile Home Court, Sumner County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Prairie Schooner Mobile Home Court public water supply system located in Sumner County.

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

KDHE has Identified a Probable Case of Monkeypox in Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), working with the Shawnee County Health Department, has identified a probable case of monkeypox in Shawnee County based on testing at the Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories and close ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Cassoday, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Cassoday public water supply system located in Butler County 

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: July 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Rose Hill, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Rose Hill public water supply system located in Butler County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system.

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Posted on: July 23, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Rose Hill, Butler County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Rose Hill public water supply system located in Butler County 

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Agencies investigating eye irritation associated with Perry Bar and Grill in Perry, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Jefferson County Health Department are investigating reports of individuals who suffered eye or skin irritation after visiting Perry Bar and Grill in Perry, Kansas.

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or pai...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Provides Financing for Johnson County Rural Water No. 7

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces financing for waterline improvements to Johnson County Rural Water District No. 7’s distribution system. The financing package from KDHE will fund construction of at least four sections of w...

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Free COVID-19 Tests Available for Vulnerable Communities

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has partnered with The Rockefeller Foundation’s public charity, RF Catalytic Capital, and Project Access to Covid Tests (Project ACT) to offer free at-home COVID-19 tests directly to Kansans

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

High Risk of West Nile Virus Activity in Four Kansas Regions

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for north central, south central, northeast and southeast Kansas. Northwest and southwest Kansas are at moderate risk for WNV infect...

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Posted on: July 9, 2022

KDHE has identified a presumptive positive case of monkeypox in Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), working with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, has identified a presumptive positive case of monkeypox in Kansas based on testing at the Kansas Health and Environment Laborator...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

KDHE Awards Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Community Grantees

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Community Health Promotion team is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) Community Grant. In total, 19 recipients will cover&n...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Pfizer & Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines now available for Kansas Children Ages 6 Months to 6 years

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) today announced that Kansas has adopted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) authorization for administering

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Wichita, including the City of Andover. The advisory was issued by the City of Wichita due to an increase in turbidity.  High turbidity can...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Sedgwick Co. Rural Water District 1, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Sedgwick Co. Rural Water District 1 public water supply system located in Sedgwick CountyThe water district’s distribution system was is...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for a Portion of Northeast Wichita, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for a portion of Northeast Wichita. The area being rescinded is between Rock Road and Webb Road from 21st Street to 53rd Street.  If you ...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Multiple Public Water Supply Systems in Sedgwick & Butler Counties

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the following public water supply systems that purchase water from the City of Wichita:

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Towns Riverview Subdivision (North and South), Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Towns Riverview Subdivision (North and South) public water supply system located in Finney County. The advisory was issued because of an inability to mainta...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have expanded public health advisories for Kansas lakes, today, due to blue-green algae to include four new locations. 

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system located in Shawnee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system cau...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system, located in Shawnee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

KDHE Capitol Midweek Farmers Market Returning to Downtown on Wednesday Mornings

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is excited to announce the return of the downtown Capitol Midweek Farmers Market, beginning Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 a.m.. 

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Posted on: May 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of McFarland, Wabaunsee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of McFarland public water supply system located in Wabaunsee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system d...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.  

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

KDHE Urges Kansans to Practice Water Safety over Memorial Day Weekend

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) would like to encourage the public to exercise caution while enjoying streams, rivers and lakes over the Memorial Day weekend and through the summer. Prolonged rains in most parts of the state have co...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

KDHE Announces Free COVID-19 Tests for Vulnerable Communities

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced today that it is partnered with The Rockefeller Foundation’s public charity, RF Catalytic Capital and Project Access to Covid Tests (Project ACT) to offer free at-home COVID-19 tests directl...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Actions to Assist Kansans Affected by Infant Formula Shortage

Since Feb., the Kelly Administration has been working with state agencies & federal partners to address the issue. KDHE has taken a leading role in working with partners to help coordinate efforts, increase product flexibility & increase communication.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Gobernadora Kelly Anuncia Acciones para Ayudar Afectados por la Escasez de Fórmulas Infantiles

La gobernadora Laura Kelly anunció hoy las acciones que su administración ha tomado para aliviar la carga de las familias de Kansas afectadas por la escasez de fórmula infantil a nivel nacional. Desde febrero, la administr...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Columbus, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Columbus public water supply system located in Cherokee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Fa...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Preston, Pratt County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Preston public water supply system, located in Pratt County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Columbus, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Columbus public water supply system located in Cherokee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for portions of the City of Garden City, Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for portions of the Garden City public water supply system, located in Finney County.

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Posted on: May 15, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system...

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system located in Shawnee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Fa...

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of McCracken, Rush County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of McCracken public water supply system located in Rush County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of chlorine residual due to an equipment malf...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system located in Shawnee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of McCracken, Rush County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of McCracken public water supply system, located in Rush County.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

KDHE Offers Free COVID-19 Testing Supplies to Kansas Summer Camps

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is happy to announce the continuation of the free COVID-19 testing program for summer camps for the 2022 season. COVID-19 testing is a key strategy that summer camps can utilize to identify early case...

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Posted on: May 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10 public water supply system, located in Jefferson CountyThe advisory was issued because of&nb...

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Posted on: May 7, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Garden Plain, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Garden Plain public water supply system located in Sedgwick County.

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

In Honor of Women's Health Week

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) joins individuals and communities across the country to celebrate National Women’s Health Week from May 8-14, 2022. This week offers an opportunity to consider the many ways we can support all women i...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Jefferson County Rural Water District No. 10 public water supply system, located in Jefferson County.

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. F...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of White Cloud, Doniphan County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of White Cloud public water supply system located in Doniphan County. The advisory was issued by the Water System because of a loss of pressure in the ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for a portion of the City of Galena, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for a portion of the City of Galena public water supply system located in Cherokee County. This Boil Water Advisory affects all customers located North of Front Street...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Smith Center, Smith County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Smith Center public water supply system located in Smith County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: April 24, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Rossville, Shawnee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Rossville public water supply system located in Shawnee County.

Customers should observe the following precautions until further notice:

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 2, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Sedgwick County Rural Water District No. 2 public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in t...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Leoti, Wichita County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Leoti public water supply system located in Wichita County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribut...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Supports New Community Health Worker Certification

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Community Health Worker Coalition are excited to announce the new Community Health Worker Certification. This certification is the first in the state to recognize the valuable role t...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Valley Center, Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Valley Center public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued by KDHE because a loss of pressure in the distribution ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Towns Riverview Subdivision (North and South), Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Towns Riverview Subdivision (North and South) public water supply system located in FinneyThis advisory is not related to Co...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Leoti, Wichita County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Leoti public water supply system located in Wichita County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Valley Center and Sedgwick County Rural Water District N

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Valley Center public water supply system and Sedgewick County Rural Water District No. 2, located in Sedgewick County. This advisory is not related to ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Celebrates Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

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Governor Laura Kelly has proclaimed May 6 as Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will join community organizations across the country to celebrate the efforts of local child care providers.

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

KDHE Supports Quitting Tobacco with Free Nicotine Replacement Therapies

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is offering all phone coaching enrollees four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy. Participants who want to quit smoking or chewing tobacco can choose a lozenge, gum, or patch that w...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Safe Kids Day at the Zoo

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Safe Kids Kansas and the Topeka Zoo are partnering again to host a fun family safety day on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Safe Kids Day at the Zoo is an annual event that helps teach children and their grown-ups how to be safe and healthy t...

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Posted on: April 2, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Osage County Rural Water District 8, Shawnee & Wabaunsee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Osage County Rural Water District 8 public water supply system located in Shawnee and Wabaunsee CountyThe advisory was ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Transition to COVID-19 Endemic Response

Governor Laura Kelly and KDHE announced efforts to shift from emergency pandemic response to endemic normalcy, which includes a COVID-19 response similar to other recurring diseases. KDHE will continue to ensure the State is prepared for future needs.

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Effingham, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Effingham public water supply system located in Atchison County. The advisory was issued because of unknown water quality in the distribution system...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

Cases of Active Tuberculosis (TB) Identified in Wyandotte County, Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) have identified a small number of confirmed cases, fewer than 10 patients at this time, of active Tuberculosis (TB) in Wyandotte County, Kan...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

KDHE Supports FDA and CDC Recommendation for Second Dose of COVID-19 Booster for Certain Individuals

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has authorized the over 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine providers across Kansas to begin offering a second dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for individuals aged 50 and over

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for the City of Effingham, Atchison County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Effingham public water supply system located in Atchison County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

Public Health Professionals Gather for Kansas Governor's Public Health Conference

After working on the front lines of the pandemic response in their local communities for the last two years, more than 500 Kansas public health professionals will gather in-person or virtually at the Governor’s Public Health Conference March 29-31 in Manh...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Haven, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Haven public water supply system located in Reno County. The advisory was issued by the public water supply system because a loss of pressure in the...

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

KDHE Announces Recipients of Waste Tire Product Grants

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management has announced the recipients of waste tire product grants. These annual waste tire grants are awarded to local municipalities and public and private schools K-12 across the ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Eberly Farms, Inc., Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Eberly Farms, Inc. public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of unknown water quality in the distribution syste...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

KDHE Announces Photo Voice Project for Healthy Kansans 2030

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Healthy Kansans 2030 (HK2030) project team are inviting photographers to submit photos to be considered for inclusion in a State Health Assessment Report being published later this spring.

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Eberly Farms, Inc., Sedgwick County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Eberly Farms, Inc. public water supply system located in Sedgwick County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Zenda, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Zenda public water supply system located in Kingman County. The advisory was issued because of a loss in pressure due to routine system maintenance....

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County. The advisory was issued by the water system because of a loss in pressure due to...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued the City of Zenda, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Zenda public water supply system located in Kingman County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued Riverchase Mobile Home Park, Riley County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Riverchase Mobile Home Park public water supply system located in Riley County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Poison Centers are Here for the Ages

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued a proclamation to kick off National Poison Prevention Week. The Poison Center at the University of Kansas Health System and Safe Kids Kansas want to remind Kansans that Poison Centers are ready 24/7 with fast, free advic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2022

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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This March, for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) State Health Officer Joan Duwve, M.D., encourages men and women to learn the symptoms and risk factors of colorectal cancer and to make an appointment fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Traveling Vape Exhibit Makes Appearance in Topeka

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Kauffman Museum’s traveling exhibit, Vapes: Marketing an Addiction, made a stop during its 2022 statewide tour at the Take Down Tobacco Day event on March 3 at the Kansas Capitol building. 

Take Down Tobacco Day is an annual event held by the Toba...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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As the Omicron variant continues to spread across Kansas, local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics across the state. The Omicron variant poses a dangerous risk to communitie...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Sites Delays and Closures due to Inclement Weather

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has made the following operational changes to COVID-19 testing sites for Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11, due to inclement weather conditions. 

The following COVID-19 testing sites will be op...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Kansas Senate Confirms Janet Stanek for Secretary of KDHE

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The Senate voted, today, March 9 to confirm the appointment of Janet Stanek to serve as the Secretary for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

“As a skilled and qualified leader in the world of health care, Secretary Stanek is ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Towns Riverview Subdivision, Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Towns Riverview Subdivision public water supply system located in Finney County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Towns Riverview Subdivision, Finney County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Towns Riverview Subdivision (North and South) public water supply system located in Finney. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Stream Advisory Rescinded for an Unnamed Tributary to Southfork of Pottawatomie Creek

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the stream advisory for the an Unnamed Tributary to Southfork of Pottawatomie Creek, located in Garnett, Kansas that was issued Dec. 10, 2021. Water samples show no health risk associate...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Health Advisory, Safety Tips Issued During Flint Hills Burning Season

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are the months when large areas of the state’s Flint Hills rangeland are burned. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie, control invasive species, reduce ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2022

KDHE & FDA warn consumers not to use select Similac, Alimentum & EleCare powdered infant formula

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TOPEKA – Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is investigating complaints of infant illness related to products from Abbott’s Nutrition’s Sturgis, MI facility. Three brands of powdered infant formula...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 3, Cherokee County

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 3 public water supply system, located in Cherokee County. The advisory...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

KDHE Amends Travel Related Quarantine List

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to add the countries of Denmark, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, Netherlands, Reunion and Slovenia. The countries on the travel quarantine list will expire on March 3,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Geneseo, Rice County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Geneseo public water supply system, located in Rice County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system due to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Geneseo, Rice County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Geneseo public water supply system, located in Rice County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2022

KDHE Awarded State Partnerships Improving Nutrition and Equity Program Grant

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is pleased to announce that the Community Health Promotion (CHP) team has received the State Partnerships Improving Nutrition & Equity (SPINE) Program Grant from the National Association of Chroni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Lakeside Village Improvement District, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Lakeside Village Improvement District public water supply system located in Jefferson County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the d...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for for Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 3, Cherokee County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Cherokee County Rural Water District No. 3 public water supply system located in Cherokee County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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As the Omicron variant continues to spread across Kansas, local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics across the state. The Omicron variant poses a dangerous risk to communitie...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2022

KDHE Amends Travel Related Quarantine List

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove the country of Aruba. The country of Faroe Islands has been added to the travel quarantine list. An unvaccinated individual who has not had COVID-19 wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Lakeside Village Improvement District, Jefferson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for Lakeside Village Improvement District public water supply system located in Jefferson County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Western Acres Mobile Home Court, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Western Acres Mobile Home Court public water supply system, located in Reno County. The advisory was issued because of an inability to maintain chlorine res...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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With the confirmed detection of the Omicron variant in Kansas – along with the continued presence of the Delta variant – local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Toronto, Woodson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Toronto public water supply system, located in Woodson County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system due ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2022

KDHE Announces Dr. Joan Duwve as State Health Officer

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Acting Secretary Janet Stanek today announced Joan Duwve, M.D., MPH, as the new Acting State Health Officer. Duwve previously served as the Deputy State Health Officer.

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Toronto, Woodson County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Toronto public water supply system located in Woodson County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

KDHE Takes Steps to Improve Access to and Speed of COVID-19 Testing

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Over the past month, the highly infectious and transmittable Omicron variant of COVID-19 has significantly increased case rates and demand for testing in the United States and Kansas. KDHE continues monitoring the spread and impact of Omicron since the fi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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With the confirmed detection of the Omicron variant in Kansas – along with the continued presence of the Delta variant – local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Senior Farmers Market Training Opportunities

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will participate in and offer virtual trainings from Feb. 4 to May 24 to assist farmers in fulfilling the training requirement for those farmers who want to sell food products to seniors as part of th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

KDHE Amends Travel Related Quarantine List

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove the states of New York and Washington D.C. and the countries of Andorra, Isle of Man and San Marino. The country of Aruba has been added to the travel ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Testing Sites in Lawrence at United Methodist Church West Campus

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Today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's COVID-19 testing site will take place at United Methodist Church West Campus, 867 US Hwy 40, Lawrence, KS, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The site will reopen at Walmart, 3300 Iowa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

KDHE Announces Changes to COVID-19 Contact Tracing

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) today announces that as of Feb. 1, 2022, COVID-19 contact outreach and monitoring, otherwise known as contact tracing, operations will be discontinued at KDHE. KDHE contact tracing staff will be reass...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Western Acres Mobile Home Court, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Western Acres Mobile Home Court public water supply system, located in Reno County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Lorraine, Ellsworth County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Lorraine public water supply system located in Ellsworth County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system du...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Critical Blood Shortage Impacting Kansas Hospitals

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Trauma Program (KTP) continue to highlight the importance of blood donation amid increasingly critical blood shortages experienced across the state and nation. Blood shortages can pose ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2022

KDHE Amends Travel Related Quarantine List

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to add the states of New York and Washington D.C. and add the countries of Isle of Man and San Marino. An unvaccinated individual or those that have not received...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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With the confirmed detection of the Omicron variant in Kansas – along with the continued presence of the Delta variant – local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Preston, Pratt County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Preston public water supply system, located in Pratt County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Nickerson, Reno County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Nickerson public water supply system located in Reno County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system.

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Testing Sites Weather Updates

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has made the following operational changes for Friday, January 7, at several COVID-19 testing sites due to the cold weather. 

In Topeka, the COVID-19 testing sites located at Hummer Sports Park, 515 ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Fowler, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Fowler public water supply system located in Meade County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution system. Failure...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

KDHE Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shot and Additional Primary Dose for Immunocompromised

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot and additional primary dose for immunocompromised children following authorization from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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With the confirmed detection of the Omicron variant in Kansas – along with the continued presence of the Delta variant – local health departments, providers, and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

KDHE COVID-19 Testing Sites in Certain Locations Closed due to Weather

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has closed the following COVID-19 testing sites on Thursday, January 6 due to adverse weather conditions.

  • Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210
  • Church of the Resurrectio...
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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2022

January is Kansas Radon Action Month

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Governor Kelly proclaims January as Kansas Radon Action Month. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) encourages Kansans to protect their families by testing their homes for radon, an odorless and invisible gas. Unchecked radon in the home...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Kansas Issues Fish Consumption Advisories for 2022

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) are issuing fish consumption advisories for 2022. The advisories identify types of fish or other aquatic animals that should be eaten in limited ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Norwich, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Norwich public water supply system, located in Kingman County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure due to a water line break. Fail...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Fowler, Meade County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Fowler public water supply system located in Meade County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Kansas sees a 54% increase in drug overdoses in first 6 months of 2021

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) continues to highlight the importance of overdose prevention resources and education amid increased drug overdose deaths in 2021. Provisional surveillance results from the State Unintentional Drug Ove...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2021

KDHE Updates Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has updated the isolation and quarantine guidance following the recent changes by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for health care workers in a hospital setting and the general pop...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Schoenchen, Ellis County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Schoenchen public water supply system, located in Ellis County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Fai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Norwich, Kingman County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Norwich public water supply system located in Kingman County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19. 

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

KDHE and KDOR Urge Kansans to be Alert for Text Phishing Scams

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) urge Kansans to be alert for text messages that claim to represent KDHE and KDOR. These unsolicited messages may be phishing scams, and people should delete...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Osborne County Rural Water District No. 2, Osborne County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Osborne County Rural Water District No. 2 public water supply system, located in Osborne County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of electrical ser...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Little River, Rice County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Little River public water supply system, located in Rice County. The advisory was issued because of an inability to retain minimum chlorine residual...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Grandview Plaza, Geary County

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Grandview Plaza public water supply system, located in Geary County. The advisory was issued because of a power outage at the Junction City Public W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2021

KDHE Launches New Initiatives to Address Maternal Mortality

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health to receive funding as part of the State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Partnership Progra...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2021

KDHE Amends Travel & Exposure Related Quarantine List

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove the countries of Barbados, Croatia, Faroe Islands and Georgia. The countries of Belgium, Czechia, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Netherlands and Slovakia have ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vaccine and Testing Clinics Continue Statewide

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With the increased presence of the Delta variant in Kansas – and the rise of the Omicron variant – local health departments, providers and community groups are continuing to hold free COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics across the sta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2022

KDHE Offers Free COVID-19 Testing Supplies to Kansas Summer Camps

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is happy to announce the continuation of the free COVID-19 testing program for summer camps for the 2022 season. COVID-19 testing is a key strategy that summer camps can utilize to identify early case...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2015

Five Kansans ill from Listeriosis outbreak linked to Blue Bell Creameries

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to investigate an outbr...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued a public health advisory update due to blue-green algae.

The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October...

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Press Releases - Harmful Algal Blooms

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas realizará una reunión pública sobre el proyecto

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, KDHE) ha convocado una reunión pública para debatir las próximas medidas de corrección del emplazamiento medi...

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Press Releases - Spanish
Posted on: November 14, 2022

KDHE Publica Habitantes de Kansas Saludables 2023 Evaluación de Salud Estatal y Plan De Mejora

Hoy, el Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (Kansas Department of Health and Environment, KDHE) publicó Habitantes de Kansas Saludables 2023 (Healthy Kansans 2030) Evaluación de Salud Estatal (State Health Assessment, SH...

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Press Releases - Spanish
Posted on: August 17, 2022

KDHE realizará una reunión pública el 8 de septiembre en Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, KDHE) llevará a cabo una reunión pública el 8 de septiembre a las 6:30 p.m. en el Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, ...

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Press Releases - Spanish
Posted on: August 9, 2022

KDHE ha Identificado un caso Probable de Viruela Símica en el Condado de Shawnee

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (Kansas Department of Health and Environment ,KDHE), en colaboración con el Departamento de Salud del condado de Shawnee, ha identificado un grupo de casos de Viruela simica en el condado de S...

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Press Releases - Spanish
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Se Emite Un Aviso De Hervir El Agua Para La Ciudad De Leoti, Condado De Wichita

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, KDHE) ha emitido un aviso de hervir el agua para el sistema de suministro de agua público de la ciudad de Leoti ubicado en el condado de Wichita. &nb...

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Press Releases - Spanish
Posted on: April 20, 2022

KDHE Apoya el Dejar el Uso de Tabaco con Terapias Gratuitas de Remplazó de Nicotina

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (Kansas Department of Health and Environment) está ofreciendo a todos los inscritos en asesoría telefónica cuatro semanas de terapia de remplazo de nicotina&...

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Press Releases - Spanish
Posted on: April 21, 2022

El Kansas Department of Health and Environment apoya la nueva certificación de Community Health Work

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (Kansas Department of Health  and Environment) Coalición de Trabajadores de la Salud Comunitaria de Kansas (Kansas Community  Health Worker Coalition) se complacen en anuncia...

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Press Releases - Spanish
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Aviso De Hervir Agua Emitido Para Towns Riverview Subdivision, Condado De Finney

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, KDHE) ha emitido un aviso de hervir el agua para el Towns Riverview Subdivision (norte y sur), sistema público de suministro de agua ubicado e...

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Press Releases - Spanish
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Aviso De Hervir El Agua Rescindido Para La Ciudad De Leoti, Condado De Wichita

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, KDHE) ha rescindido un aviso de hervir el agua para el sistema de suministro de agua público de la ciudad de Leoti, ubicado en el condado de W...

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Press Releases - Spanish
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Se Emite Un Aviso De Hervir El Agua Para Partes De La Ciudad De Garden City, Condado De Finney

El Departamento de Salud y Medio Ambiente de Kansas (The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, KDHE) ha emitido un aviso de hervir el agua para el Garden City público de suministro de agua ubicado en el Condado De Finney.

Los clientes deb...

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Press Releases - Spanish

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Public Hearing for Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund & Kansas Water Pollution Control Revolving

A public hearing is scheduled to be conducted at 1:00 pm Monday, January 31, 2022, in the Azure Conference Room of the Curtis State Office Building at 1000 SW Jackson St., 4th floor, Topeka, to discuss the 2022 Intended Use Plan Amendments for the Kansas ...

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Public Hearing - Water

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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Notice of Hearing on Proposed Administrative Regulations Regarding Rural Emergency Hospitals

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Division of Public Health,  Bureau of Facilities and Licensing, will conduct a public hearing at 10:00 a.m., November 14, 2023, in Room 530 of the Curtis State Office Building, located at 10...

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Public Notices - Facilities & Licensing

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Economic Impact Statement with Proposed Regulations

This regulation package, approved by the Division of Budget (DOB), Mar. 10, 2021, and includes includes provisions that make corrections to areas of non-compatibility identified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in current regulations.

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Feb. 22, 2024 Public Notice Concerning Kansas/Federal Water Pollution Control Permits & Applications

In accordance with Kansas Administrative Regulations 28-16-57a through 63, 28-18-1 through 17, 28-18a-1 through 31 and 33, 28-16-150 through 154, 28-46-7, and the authority vested with the State by the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Feb. 15, 2024 Public Notice Concerning Kansas/Federal Water Pollution Control Permits & Applications

In accordance with Kansas Administrative Regulations 28-16-57a through 63, 28-18-1 through 17, 28-18a-1 through 31 and 33, 28-16-150 through 154, 28-46-7, and the authority vested with the State by the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag...

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Posted on: February 8, 2024

Feb. 8, 2024 Public Notice Concerning Kansas/Federal Water Pollution Control Permits & Applications

In accordance with Kansas Administrative Regulations 28-16-57a through 63, 28-18-1 through 17, 28-18a-1 through 31 and 33, 28-16-150 through 154, 28-46-7, and the authority vested with the State by the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Feb. 1, 2024: Public Notice Concerning Kansas/Federal Water Pollution Control Permits & Applications

In accordance with Kansas Administrative Regulations 28-16-57a through 63, 28-18-1 through 17, 28-18a-1 through 31 and 33, 28-16-150 through 154, 28-46-7, and the authority vested with the State by the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag...

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Public Notices - Proposed Water Permits
Posted on: December 18, 2021

Notice of Hearing for Advantek Cavern Solutions, LLC

The proposed action is to issue a five-year pilot permit for the emplacement of biosolids and other approved organics in a new well at the existing facility. The organic material will be mixed with saturated brine and injected through the inner tubing str...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Notice of Hearing for Savonburg Isolation Farm

New permit for construction & operation of confined feeding facility for 600 head of swine. Proposed facility utilizes dry waste system & consists of 1 swine building with covered mortality compost & manure storage area. Located in Neosho County.

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Public Notice Concerning Kansas / Federal Water Pollution Control Permits and Applications - 12/23

Proposed actions based on review, applying regulations and limitations of the State and EPA. Final action will result in a Federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and/or KS Water Pollution Control permit.

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Public Notice Concerning Kansas / Federal Water Pollution Control Permits & Applications - 12/16

Proposed actions based on review, applying regulations and limitations of the State and the EPA. Final action will result in a Federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Authorization and/or a KS Water Pollution Control permit being issued.

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Notice Concerning KS / Federal Water Pollution Control Permits & Applications - 12/9

Proposed actions based on review, applying regulations and limitations of the State and EPA. Final action will result in a Federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and/or KS Water Pollution Control permit.

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Public Notice Concerning KS / Federal Water Pollution Control Permits & Applications - 12/2

Proposed actions based on review, applying regulations and limitations of the State and EPA. Final action will result in a Federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and/or KS Water Pollution Control permit.

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Notice of Hearing for Monarch Sow Farm

New permit for the construction & operation of a confined feeding facility for total capacity of 970 animal units. The proposed facility consists of 5 swine buildings, a manure storage building, & a mortality compost building located in Neosho County.

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