This website provides information on the City of Wichita's Water Quality Section under Public Works and Utilities. The primary functions of Water Quality are:
- Permitting and inspection of water wells within the city limits.
- Testing of personal use water wells for nitrates and bacteria.
- Conduct inspections of existing water wells when the wells have been reconstructed, decommissioned (abandoned), or when the property is offered for a transfer of ownership.
- Processing/Permitting of private Sewage Facility Applications/Permits for installation of, or replacement of, or an addition to an on-site waste disposal system.
- Conduct inspections of all regulated (public and semi-public) swimming pools, spa pools, wading pools, and recreational water features to ensure compliance with City regulations that are designed to protect public health.
- Review plans and specifications for the construction of all regulated swimming pools, spa pools, wading pools, and recreational water features to ensure compliance with the city code.
- Review of proposed plats to ensure compliance with city well and on-site wastewater disposal system codes.
Review plat reviews development requirements.
Per City Code 16.12.010, every property owner who owns real property within a distance of 150 feet of an accessible public main or lateral sewer shall make proper and permanent connections to the available sewer line and abandon the use of any septic tank systems, on-site waste water or alternative sewer systems.
Per Section 7.72 of the City Code, any pool, spa pool, or water feature located within the city limits and intended to be used by the general public or which is semi-public shall be licensed with the City of Wichita.
All water wells installed within the City of Wichita for domestic use, lawn and garden, or as a personal use water supply must be permitted by the Water Quality Section of Environmental Health under Public Works & Utilities per City Code (Chapter 7.30).