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April 19, 2022

K-State PPI’s Quick-Stop HAB Toolkit Provides Support to Privately Owned Waterbodies

Submitted by Leena Divakar

Take action immediately if your pet is exposed to HABs!

Warm temperatures can negatively impact local waterbodies with green slime referred to as harmful algal blooms, or HABs, which can threaten the health of communities and the safety of waterbodies. Learn more about HABs, and how to manage HABs and prevent potential harm to pets and people.

In partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, K-State’s Pollution Prevention Institute, or PPI, has developed a new website to fill in the gap and provide HAB education and resources for privately owned, non-agricultural waterbodies, including private, homeowners association, golf course ponds and ponds on campgrounds. This HAB toolkit offers a variety of resources, including downloadable materials and laboratory screening resources for HAB testing, all tailored for smaller private waterbodies in Kansas. A hotline number is also available for private waterbody owners at sbeap.org/water-quality/harmful-algal-blooms

PPI is asking communities to link the toolkit to their website or circulate this information to the concerned authority as deemed necessary. If you have questions, reach out to the SBEAP hotline at 800-578-8898 or email sbeap@k-state.edu.