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Surveillance and Integrated Pest Management

For more information on surveillance and integrated pest management that was provided at the City of Ottawa study session August 19, 2019, click on the link below.


For the KDHE Mosquito surveillance page:


Franklin County Recycle Trailer Monthly Schedule
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Thank you for your participation in recycling and helping to keep our county clean!

Pomona           1st Weekend
Williamsburg    2nd Weekend
Richmond        3rd Weekend
Princeton         4th Weekend  

What Exactly is the Wind Chill Temperature Index?
Learn more about the wind chill temperatures and how to dress for cold weather at NOAA.

Do You Know What To Do With Your Old Electronics?
Not sure where to go to recycle that old television or computer? Kansas Recycles can help! Check out their website to find the location nearest you and the types of items they accept.

Dell is making it easy for you to recycle your used computer equipment through Dell Reconnect, a partnership with Goodwill Industries.  To find out more click here.

Restaurant Inspections
The Kansas Department of Agriculture has authority over public food safety in Kansas.  To file a complaint, visit the KDA website at: 
Kansas Department of Agriculture or
Food Safety Kansas

This KDA site has additional information on permits and licenses, starting a business, food recalls, farmer's markets and many other topics.

Blue-Green Algae Blooms
Check here for updated information from KDHE on Blue-Green Algae Blooms.

Private Water Wells
Two out of every five Americans rate their quality of water as poor. A government report shows that within the next 10 years, at least 36 states will face water shortages. Contaminated water kills three million people annually, making it the single leading cause of death.

Resources, including a hot line for owners of private water wells and a monthly Well Owner Tip Sheet, may be found at http://wellowner.org/

Kansas Radon
Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless invisible radioactive gas that can emanate from soil and become a health hazard when it builds up to higher concentrations in our homes, schools, and offices. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and the first leading cause of lung cancer in people who have never smoked.

For more information check out the KDHE Kansas Radon webpage or the Kansas Radon Program

Mold, Moisture and Your Home
Information and guidance for homeowners and renters on how to clean up residential mold problems and prevent mold growth is available on the epa.gov website