April 9, 2014

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE to hold Public Meeting for Dry Cleaner Groundwater Contamination

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) will hold a public availability session on Thursday, April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. in auditorium C of the Wilbur Middle School located at 340 North Tyler Road in Wichita.

KDHE staff from the Dry Cleaner Remediation Program will discuss and take questions about the current impacts on domestic wells from tetrachloroethylene (PCE) contamination. Staff will also present on plans to provide short- and long-term alternative drinking water supplies to impacted areas and long term remediation needs. The contamination stems from the former Four Seasons Dry Cleaners at 8947 W Central, Wichita.

Residents in or near the area of concern in the map provided are encouraged to attend the session.