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$462,000 Grant to Manhattan, Kan., for the Drinking Water System

Release Date: 01/21/2011
Contact Information: Kris Lancaster, (913) 551-7557, lancaster.kris@epa.gov (news media only)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 21, 2011) - EPA has awarded $462,000 to the City of Manhattan, Kan., for an extension of the drinking water system. The construction project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2012.

EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks said, “Clean drinking water is essential for the residents of the Konza Valley area near Manhattan, Kan. These water infrastructure funds will partially fund the construction project which is estimated to cost $1.4 million.”

The project will extend drinking water service to an area currently served by an inadequate ground water well.

The drinking water construction project will include approximately 10,200 feet of 16-inch water line. It will provide the Konza Valley with a safe and reliable source of drinking water and improved fire protection.

The Safe Drinking Water Act protects human health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply. The responsibility for ensuring safe drinking water is shared by EPA, states, tribes, water systems, and the public.

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