Wichita Water Works
Welcome to the dedicated information source for the Wichita Water Works Facility. Here we will provide a reliable source of project updates including frequently asked questions and share progress.
We are hiring for a variety of positions that will work at the new Wichita Water Works Facility. Please take a moment to watch the video below for more information.
Northwest Water Treatment Facility Groundbreaking
A special ceremonial groundbreaking event for the new Northwest Water Treatment Facility took place on Thursday, October 22, 2020. Shovels broke ground at 21st and Hoover, the future home of the new water treatment plant. Representatives from the City, Wichita Water Partners, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Environmental Protection Agency were on-site to speak about the project.
Evergy Substation - Supporting the New Water Treatment Plant
Development for the new Northwest Water Treatment Plant will include an Evergy substation, critical to the operation of the new Northwest Water Treatment Plant. The substation will be located south of 13th Street, between Scouller Street and Spinnaker Coves Lake, will be approximately 295 by 185 feet in size, and feature an aesthetic surrounding brick wall with landscaping. Construction began in March of 2022 and should conclude in March of 2023. Power lines connecting to the Water Treatment Plant will run underground and not affect Sedgwick County Park.
Additional updates can be found at the Wichita Water Works Newsroom.
Send Us Your Questions on the New Wichita Water Facility
We are currently gathering questions that we've been hearing and ensuring our technical staff can provide the most accurate information. We will compile the most commonly asked questions and answer them on this page.
Submit a question via our Northwest Water Treatment Facility Feedback Form.
Below is an initial set of questions on the project; watch for additional questions and answers to be posted. Please use the form to the right to submit your questions.
- Why is Wichita investing in a new water treatment facility?
- What are the benefits of the Northwest Water Treatment Facility?
- When will we have a new water treatment facility?
- Where will the new facility be located?
- How will residents and businesses located near the facility be impacted?
- What happens next?
- What will happen with the old facility?
- What other cities does the plant supply water to?
- What is the City of Wichita doing to ensure its customers continue to have access to a safe water supply?
- How will the City ensure mussel shells and other large debris are removed during the water treatment process?
- Why does the plan propose reducing the number of round settling basins from 7 to 6?
- Why rely on pumps for backwash in lieu of the water tower?
- How is the City ensuring it builds a state-of-the-art facility and prepares for future demand?
- Where will the substation be located?
- Why is the substation needed?
- The substation is needed to supply power to the City of Wichita’s new water treatment facility.
- Will the substation emit noise?
- Will the substation have lighting?
- Once operational, how frequently will there be traffic and personnel at the substation?
- Will easements be acquired from nearby landowners?
- What is the construction schedule?
- Who will build the substation and manage the construction?
- Once operational, who will maintain the substation?
- Who will pay for the substation?
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