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If the incident occurs during normal business hours, inform the KDHE District Office closest to your location or notify the Public Water Supply Section in Topeka. If the incident occurs after business hours, call the KDHE Environmental Emergency line at 785-296-1679.
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The system provides piped water for human consumption and has at least 10 service connections or regularly serves at least 25 individuals daily at least 60 days out of the year.
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Daily and every time a bacteriological sample is collected at the sample site.
0.2 mg/I “Free” chlorine or 1.0 mg/I “Combined” or Total Chlorine.
20 pounds per square inch (psi)
10% to 15%
View fees for analysis () that are listed in Kansas Administration Regulation 28-14-2.
Yes, all Public Water Supply systems are required to have a certified operator. Please visit the Water and Wastewater Operator Certification website for more information.
Bacteriological results must be maintained for 5 years. Chemical analysis must be maintained for 10 years.
Yes, KAR 28-15-18 requires that all Public Water Supply systems develop emergency response plans. Click here to view the guidance for developing these plans.
KDHE’s Environmental Laboratory Improvements Office website lists accredited laboratories that comply with the Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.