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Posted on: September 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] 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 LCRR, public water supply systems are required to prepare and maintain and 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 encouraged 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:

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

The meetings will be held:

October 3, 2022                                                 October 4, 2022

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm                                                        1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Courtyard by Mariott                                                     Drury Plaza Hotel

3020 Riffell Drive                                                          400 W. Douglas Ave.

Salina, Kansas 67401                                                   Wichita, Kansas 67202

October 11, 2022                                               October 12, 2022

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm                                                        1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Capital Plaza Hotel, Emerald Ballroom                      Chanute Memorial Auditorium

1717 SW Topeka Blvd.                                                101 S, Lincoln Ave.

Topeka, Kansas 66612                                                 Chanute, Kansas 66720

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.

For more information about KDHE’s Lead Service Line Inventory requirements, visit

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