Blog posts for the weekly #TopekaTweetALongs. Follow @cityoftopeka on Twitter if you want the live action coverage. for collection of tweets.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Parking Control Officers don't have it that bad in Topeka

TL;DR Topeka isn't as crazy as you might have seen on Parking Wars (yes, our staff has seen the show). There are times when violators get angry, but letting them vent and explaining the ordinances usually does the trick. Parking control is more about making room for everyone than writing tickets. If you have questions about parking, hit up 785-368-3916 or the website.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Topeka's water quality put to the test

TL;DR Topeka has an extensive water treatment process that takes a full day from river to tap. And because it's on everyone's mind: None of our water mains are made of lead -- only lead in the City is found in service lines and interior plumbing of older homes, and they've never been above EPA regs. Also, the Kansas River has hard water, so very little corrosion (you can think those white rings around your faucets for that).

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Finance goes to school

TL;DR Topeka's finance team volunteers at a local school every Thursday. This week, a kid asked to get on Snap Chat, and another told Trump she hopes he doesn't become president. What is happening.