Moundridge will get some positive attention as part of a state program to maintain and provide safe drinking water to Kansas residents.

Moundridge will get some positive attention as part of a state program to maintain and provide safe drinking water to Kansas residents.
Developed in response to the 1996 amendments Safe Drinking Water Act, KanCap provides voluntary learning programs to help rural water districts and cities achieve health, public safety and economic goals regarding water.
This program classes focus on building and maintaining adequate infrastructure, good financial practices and appropriate management strategies to help cities and water districts comply with federal and state requirements.
The program is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Moundridge was selected to be part of a KanCap training video put together by a team from Wichita State University. The team interviewed city officials and took pictures around Moundridge to help other communities improve their drinking water supply.
“They felt like things we do in water and utility management would be helpful for other places,” said Randy Frazer, Moundridge's city administrator. “The main things are the way our staff communicates with our elected officials to educate them on utility needs and conditions. It's how we all work together.”
KanCap training includes video clips, interactive quizzes and activities to help improve water management in Kansas.
Frazer said he didn't know when the video would be ready to show. However, the city will receive free copies as a thank-you for its participation.
“It makes us feel good about how we conduct business,” Frazer said. “We can always improve, but it's good to be recognized for doing a good job.”
More information about KanCap can be found at www.kdheks.gov/pws/capdev.html. Those who want to schedule a training session for a board or council can contact Cathy Tucker-Vogel at 785-368-7130 or email ctuckerv@kdheks.gov.