State and Federal Agencies

Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Bureau of Water (regulations for water & wastewater)
Operator Certification/Training Credit Checks (online database) 
         (For Operator Credits, the link to the database is on the right hand side of the page - at the top)
Kansas Department of Agriculture
Division of Conservation
Division of Water Resources (water rights, dams)
Water Appropriation Program
Dam Safety Program
Floodplain Management Program
DWR Appropriation, Dam Safety & Floodplain Statutes and Regulations
DWR Appropriation Forms
Kansas Water Office (Kansas' water planning agency)
Kansas Geological Survey (aquifer maps, well logs)
Kansas Department of Transportation (road projects, highway conditions)
United States Geological Survey (information & data on ground water, floods, water use)
USGS Water Resources of Kansas (water flow & levels of surface water and ground water, water quality)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (establishes regulations for laws Congress passes)
U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Centers for Disease Control (health, emergency preparedness)
National Drinking Water Clearinghouse (based at University of West Virginia)
National Rural Water Association (a federation of State Associations, based in Duncan, OK)

Kansas State University Research & Extension (publications & videos)
Kansas PRIDE, Inc. (Promoting Community Vitality)
Kansas Dept. of Commerce & Housing (Community Development Block Grants; business development in Kansas)
Kansas Division of Emergency Management
Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC)

GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board)


Favorite Informational Sites

The High Plains Aquifer Information Network (provides information data and resources to the high plains aquifer)

US Drought Monitor

IWIN: Interactive Weather Information Network (good info for those who want the latest storm watches)

How Stuff Works (from computers to jet back packs)

Quit Smoking Community (raises awareness of the consequences of smoking and helps communities become smoke-free)

Vapin Daily (great article on on how disastrous smoking is to nature) ( webmaster Jen Sharp who also provide web services for local communities and rural water districts, etc.)

Frequenty asked questions about drinking water (what's in that water?)

Kansas on the Net not only maintains pages for dozens of communities, as well as every county, but also assists communities who have taken over maintenance, and facilitates corrections and updates.

Rain Barrel Guide instructions on determining how much water you use, how much you can collect from rain runoff, and clear instructions on setting up your own system.

Rain Garden Guide

K-State Rain Garden Guidebook

Addiction Resource -- an all volunteer group of people who are passionate about ending drug abuse around the world. proves information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions.

Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm.
Alcohol Rehab Guide -helps individuals who are struggling with alcohol abuse by providing them, and their families, with useful alcohol abuse information and connecting them to proper treatment options.

Water Waste Calculator -- The calculator helps individuals calculate how many liters of water faucet wastes per day. The tool calculates the water waste for slow and fast leaks.