Water Quality

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Harmful algal blooms or HABs refers to a dense growth of algae that has the potential for creating toxins or other nuisance compounds in marine and freshwater waters, rivers, lakes, and ponds. In partnership with KDHE, SBEAP provides a tool kit for citizen managers of Home Owners Association, or HOA, ponds and similar sized waterbodies with materials that address the primary public health concerns related to harmful algal blooms (HABs).  SBEAP provides expertise and technical assistance services for owners and managers of private, non-agricultural ponds and lakes such as those belonging to HOAs, private golf courses and corporate campuses, and private suburban/exurban homeowners.
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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

SBEAP provides technical assistance regarding general NPDES permit requirements for the discharge of stormwater and process wastewater from ready-mix concrete plants and associated facilities. SBEAP provides guidance on basic steps to confirm applicability and compliance with the KDHE industrial stormwater program and regulations. SBEAP also works with numerous small manufacturing facilities both on site and via the environmental hotline.
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Green infrastructure

PPI has a collection of green infrastructure resources for a variety of applications, from city stormwater management to green infrastructure projects in multiple settings. This includes resources to help plan and fund new projects and case studies covering a variety of projects in multiple settings across Kansas.
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