Division of Water Resources Opens Office in Parsons

Parsons office serves water right holders in southeast Kansas.

Water right holders in southeast Kansas will get customer service a little closer to home when the Kansas Department of Agriculture opens a division of water resources satellite office in Parsons next week.

The office, which will be an extension of the division of water resources Topeka field office, opened for business Monday at 300 North 17th.

"Currently, water right holders who want help with their water rights have to either travel to Topeka or try to conduct their business by mail or telephone," says David Barfield, acting chief engineer of the division of water resources. "This satellite office will make our services more accessible to water right holders in this area."

Initially the Parsons office will be staffed with one environmental scientist, so appointments are strongly encouraged. They can be scheduled by calling the office at (620) 421-2697.

The division of water resources looks to add an engineer from their water structures program at some point in the future.

The types of services to be offered by the satellite office include:
- water right reviews
- compliance checks
- field inspections
- well monitoring
- water right education
- help with water right applications and water use reporting

The full contact information for the office is:
Kansas Department of Agriculture
Division of Water Resources
300 North 17th
PO Box 893
Parsons, KS 67357
(620) 421-2697 (voice)
(620) 421-2742 (fax)

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