City files for grant to enhance water storage

Securing water critical in times of drought

July 17, 2018 - 12:42 pm
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On Tuesday, the Wichita City Council approved filing a grant application for proposed enhancements to the city’s aquifer storage and recovery facilities.

Under this phase of the project, three additional storage wells would be constructed to secure more water to sustain the city during a "dust-bowl"-type drought.  

The estimated cost of this phase of the project would be just over 12 million dollars.  The grant would secure just over 3 million, while the rest would come from water and sewer fees, not the general fund. 

Alan King, Director of Public Works added: “there would be no additional rate increases to cover the funding we are looking at here.”

The measure passed 7-0.

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