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City Water Supply Experiencing Taste and Odor Issues but Remains Safe to Drink

Topeka’s drinking water is currently experiencing an issue with taste and odor. Recent rainfall and releases from reservoirs have caused a river flow and turbidity increase in the Kansas River. Topeka’s water comes from the Kansas River and occasionally the river has unusually high levels of organic matter which can cause taste and odor issues. …

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Kansas River Levee Improvement Project Completion

The City of Topeka is hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Kansas River Levee improvements on Tuesday, May 18th. The Kansas River Levee improvements are part of the Topeka flood risk mitigation project. This is a $30 million project funded between the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of …

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Kansas River Weir Safety

The City of Topeka recently completed Phase 1 of the Kansas River Weir Project, creating a safe passage for recreation and use of the Kansas River. Anyone using the river for recreation should only pass through the boat chute, which includes the fish ladder, adjacent to the north bank as it is the only safe …

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Kansas River Weir Project Phase 1 Completion

The City of Topeka Utilities Department has completed Phase 1 of the Kansas River Weir Project. The river weir project constructed a north bank fish passage and recreation enhancement including boat chutes and fish ladders, energy dissipation rock placement, stairs, downstream boat ramp and parking lot resurfacing. The project includes include a bypass channel which …

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Topeka modernizes parking payments with launch of Passport Parking App

The City of Topeka, Kansas has introduced a new way to pay for parking with the Passport Parking mobile app. The app, which will be the first mobile pay solution for City of Topeka Downtown parking, will offer drivers a contactless option for paying for and managing parking and can be used at over 1,200 …

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