Services

  • Water Well Evaluation
  • Water Testing (bacterial & nitrate)
  • Interpretation of Water Test Analysis
  • Identify Water Contamination Problems
  • Private Wastewater System Design
  • Private Wastewater System Evaluations
  • Household Hazardous Waste Assistance
  • Solid Waste Management Assistance
  • Identification of Abandoned Wells & Proper Plugging Procedures
  • Non-Point Source Pollution Control

**Note: Some services may require fees.  Please check with the NWLEPG office at 785-462-8636.

Group Activities

  • Develop and enforce Environmental Sanitary Codes for each county that addresses private wastewater systems and non-public water supplies.
  • Provide educational programs that inform the general public about pollution sources that have the potential to contaminate groundwater.
  • Coordinate activities with other agencies and programs working to protect water quality.
  • Promote the collection and recycling of used oil, solid waste and household hazardous waste in each county.
  • Assist in the Public Water Supply (PWS), Wellhead Protection (WHP), and WRAPS Program.

Groundwater Pollution Sources

  • Abandoned Water Wells*
  • Ag Chemical Storage & Usage
  • Chemigation
  • Grain Storage & Treatment
  • Lawn & Garden Products
  • Urban Runoff
  • Cross Connections
  • Back Siphoning
  • Landfills
  • Road Deicing
  • On-Site Wastewater Systems
  • Sewage Lagoons
  • Feedlots
  • Injection Wells
  • Underground Fuel Storage Tanks
  • Oil & Gas Production
  • Improper Trash Dumping
  • Industrial Sites
  • Soil Erosion

* Abandoned Wells are a direct route, allowing surface contaminants to reach the groundwater as well as a safety hazard to people, especially children.  For information on how to properly plug abandoned wells, contact the NWLEPG Office.