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Kansas Rural Water Association E-News for March 12, 2018 KHI Report Identifies Purified Wastewater as Solution to Kansas Water Needs
Communities should consider ways to reclaim wastewater as part of a long-term strategy for sustaining water supplies, the Kansas Health Institute recommended in a study of the health effects of reusing water. The report’s authors recently told lawmakers in a presentation to the House Water and Environment Committee that a community’s health depends on available water and the willingness of residents to overcome the psychological “yuck” factor of using treated and purified wastewater. “Just because you choose to live in a smaller community shouldn’t mean that you should be denied anything,” said Rep. Ken Rahjes, R-Agra. “You just have to find different, unique ways of coming up with solutions. That’s what we’re trying to do when we’re looking at the future of water.” KHI’s report is a response to the state’s Water Vision, crafted at the urging of former Gov. Sam Brownback in 2013. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment should develop consistent regulations, incorporating best practices and water monitoring, the report said.