KDHE fines county
Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials issued a $15,420 fine and administrative order against the Leavenworth County Commission for violating the wastewater permit for a county sewer district.
The County Commission violated terms of the permit associated with Leavenworth County Sewer District 7, also known as Cedar Lake Estates. Cedar Lake Estates was to have been shut down by Oct. 1 and its wastewater directed to the Basehor Wastewater Treatment facility.
Having failed to meet that date, the Leavenworth County Commission now must pay the civil penalty, abandon the Cedar Lake Estates treatment facility and direct the wastewater to the city of Basehor no later than Feb. 1, the department said.