Monday, June 26, 2017
     

About the Environmental Protection Program

  • protect & restore watersheds & water quality
  • onsite wastewater (inspections, permitting, complaints, licensing) 
  • private drinking water (complaints, analyses, education) 
  • sub-division water & wastewater (information & permitting) 
  • solid waste (complaints, remediation) 
  • hazardous waste (education, complaints, corrective action) 
  • nonpoint source pollution (education, complaints, corrective action) 
  • public water supply protection (information & assistance)


Associated responsibilities / projects

  • environmental educational programs
  • solid waste program   (recycling, E-waste & HHW*)
  • illegal dumpsites  (enforcement & remediation)
  • open burning regulations  (enforcement) 
  • abandoned property  (remediation)
  • mold investigations  (limited)
  • radon information  (test kits and information)

Associated memberships

  • Neosho Basin Advisory Committee 
  • Spring River WRAPS**  (Chairman)
  • Grand Lake Watershed Council  
  • Grand Lake O’Cherokees Watershed Alliance Foundation  
  • Shoal Creek Watershed Partnership  
  • Multi-Basin Regional Water Council    
  • Southeast Kansas Solid Waste Operating Authority  
  • Cherokee County Solid Waste Advisory Committee  (Chairman)
  • Four States Clean Air Alliance
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee

* Household Hazardous Waste
** Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy

Contact Info

Carl Hayes
Environmentalist
620.429.3087             
Chayes@cherokeecountyks.org