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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 water supply systems are required to prepare and maintain an inventory of service line materials. This inventory is to be submitted to KDHE by October 16, 2024.

Public water supply system decision-makers, operators and the public are invited to attend to learn more about the inventory requirements and actions that can be taken to reduce lead exposure risks in drinking water. Piping containing lead can become a potential health risk in drinking water. Some homes (typically built before 1988) may have lead service lines that connect to the public water supply system. Young children, infants and fetuses are particularly vulnerable to lead in drinking water and water used for formula because the physical and behavioral effects of lead occur at lower exposure levels in children.

KDHE staff will review the following topics:

  1. Development of Lead Service Line Inventories
    1. Public Water Supply System Responsibilities
    2. Water System Customer Cooperation
  2. Lead Exposure Health Risks from Drinking Water
  3. Funding information for lead service line replacement

These first meetings will be held:

Wednesday, September 7, 2022            

Thursday, September 8, 2022

1 – 3 p.m.                           

1 – 3 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn – Ballroom D

Clarion Inn – North Central Auditorium

221 West 43rd Street    

1911 E. Kansas Ave.

Hays, KS 67601

Garden City, KS 67846


Individuals needing accommodations should contact the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at least five business days before the hearing by phone at (785) 296-5514, fax (785) 559-4258 or TTY 711.

Meetings for other regions of the state will be announced once they are scheduled. 

For more information about KDHE’s Lead Service Line Inventory requirements please visit KDHE.KS.gov/LCRR.

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