Clean Water Green Earth Festival – April 30

On Saturday, April 30 Friends of the Kaw invites the community to celebrate Clean Water Green Earth at a festival from 1 to 4pm at Kaw Point Park – just southeast of 1411 Fairfax Traffic Way, in Kansas City, KS. Enjoy refreshments, free boat rides on the Kansas River, live music, children activities, informational booths, a raffle for a free rain barrel and much, much more!

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Pretty Prairie in Reno Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply for the City of Pretty Prairie located in Reno County. The advisory was issued as a precautionary measure because of an Escherichia coli (E. coli) positive bacteriological monitoring sample. Most E.coli are harmless however, some E. coli are pathogenic and may cause illness.

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Frankfort in Marshall Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply for the City of Frankfort located in Marshall County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Frankfort in Marshall County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Frankfort in Marshall County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Elk City in Montgomery Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply in Elk City located in Montgomery County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Department of Administration response for additional information on Docking Building focuses on safety, cost

The Department of Administration (DOA) on Jan. 29 responded to a legislative request for additional information relating to the new energy center and possible demolition of the Docking Building.

EPA and Franklin County, Kan., Reach Settlement on Clean Water Act Violations

EPA Region 7 reached a settlement with Franklin County, Kan., that requires the county to resolve its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations under the Clean Water Act. As part of the settlement, the county is required to pay a cash penalty of $20,000.

HUD AND FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF KANSAS CITY REACH $2.8 MILLION SETTLEMENT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement with First Federal Bank of Kansas City to resolve allegations of ‘redlining’ against African American mortgage applicants.  HUD and two fair housing organizations claimed the lender’s designated service area effectively excluded African American neighborhoods, limiting residential mortgage lending to persons based upon their race

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Waldo in Russell Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply for the City of Waldo located in Russell County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

EPA, City of Leavenworth, Kan., Reach Settlement on Clean Water Act Violations

EPA Region 7 reached an administrative settlement with the City of Leavenworth, Kan., that requires the city to develop a plan to eliminate unlawful sewer overflows, and to resolve municipal stormwater violations under the Clean Water Act. As part of the settlement, the city is also required to pay a cash penalty of $46,200, and implement a Supplemental Environmental Project

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Howison Heights Water District in Saline Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the Howison Heights Water District located in Saline County. The advisory was issued because of a failure to maintain required chlorine residual levels. Failure to maintain chlorine residual levels may result in bacterial contamination.

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Howison Heights Water District in Saline Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the Howison Heights Water District located in Saline County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because the district cannot currently maintain the minimum required chlorine residual. Failure to maintain required chlorine residual levels may put the system at risk for bacterial contamination.

EPA Sustainability Grants Awarded to Teams from University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and...

Student teams from the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and the University of Missouri are among the 38 university student teams to receive Phase I grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program to pursue projects to develop new, sustainable products and strategies

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Lorraine in Ellsworth Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply for the City of Lorraine located in Ellsworth County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure due to a water main break. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Pompeo on Supreme Court Decision to Halt President’s Clean Power Plan

Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to halt enforcement of President Obama's Clean Power Plan

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Senators Press NDAA Conferees to Protect Basic Allowance for Housing

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and John Tester (D-Mont.) this week in a bipartisan effort to urge the leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee to protect the housing benefits of dual-military families, women and junior members of the Armed Forces.

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Southwest Kansas Weatherization Program will have New Service Providers

A twenty- five county region in southwest Kansas will be split and will receive new service providers for the Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program this month. The region had been served by Interfaith Housing Services, Inc. for the previous 9 years.