Kansas (Kaw) River is important to our everyday life. Many homes,
schools and businesses use river water that is purified by their city
water treatment plant. You drink, cook and wash with this water. Also,
waste water from toilets, garbage disposals and washing machines is
treated by the city and returned to the Kaw. "Everyone lives down
stream" describes how important clean water is to our society and the
plants and animals that depend on the river habitat.