Kansas Department of Agriculture News Releases

Commercial Users Advised To Make Water Needs Known

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is recommending feedlots, livestock owners and other large commercial water users in Labette, Montgomery and Wilson Counties advise their local emergency management office of their anticipated water needs during the current water shortage.
The Kansas Division of Emergency Management is recommending feedlots, livestock owners and other large commercial water users in Labette, Montgomery and Wilson Counties advise their local emergency management office of their anticipated water needs during the current water shortage. Water suppliers in Coffeyville, Independence and Neodesha have shut off water intake from the Fall River and Verdigris River due to contaminants that entered the rivers through runoff from firefighting efforts at the Airosol chemical plant Nov. 22.

Producers who utilize municipal water supplies for livestock are encouraged to contact their emergency management office.

Wilson County Emergency Management – (620) 378-4455

Montgomery County Emergency Management – (620) 330-1260

Labette County Emergency Management – (620) 795-2565

This advisory applies to commercial users who receive their water through the Coffeyville, Independence or Neodesha water systems. Users who draw their water from other local sources, such as streams, wells and ponds, do not need to be concerned with contaminants from the emergency situation in Neodesha.