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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Public Works to host Healthy Rivers and Streams Virtual Forum

photo of a river with the text Healthy Rivers and Streams Virtual Forum

The purpose of this forum is to gather input and perspectives from the community about how the City of Manhattan's Stormwater Division can protect the water quality and ecological health of the rivers, streams, wetlands, and ponds in the Manhattan area.  The forum will include information on everyday things people can do in their homes and at work to reduce pollution. Participants will also discuss the threats facing the Kansas River and Big Blue River and what is happening throughout the local watershed.

The City undertakes programs to protect water quality, such as construction site erosion controls, green infrastructure on new developments, investigation of pollution and dumping concerns, and public education and outreach. During the virtual forum, City Staff will explain how those programs work and gather feedback from participants.  All of this work is done in part to comply with the City’s duties under the Clean Water Act, especially the NPDES MS4 Phase 2 rules.

Please register online here, then staff will forward a link to the forum to be held Wednesday, November 17 from noon to 1:00 p.m.

There is no fee to register. 


Please call Jordan Knight, Stormwater Officer, at (785) 587-2441 during regular business hours. 

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