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Plant 1 is located at:3100 S GroveWichita, KS 67216
Plant 2 is located at:2305 E 57th Street SWichita, KS 67216
The Collection System is located generally in the southwest part of the City (K-42 and Hoover area)
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The decomposition process of organic waste generates ammonia and phosphorus. Wastewater treatment breaks down ammonia into different forms of nitrogen – some of which is eliminated and some of which is discharged into waterways. When high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus are in waterways, it encourages the growth of vegetation such as algae, which is not only unattractive, but it elevates the pH and depletes the oxygen in the water, creating a harsh environment for wildlife.
The City’s wastewater treatment facilities are regulated by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) through the issuance of periodic National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. The next permit cycle for Plant 2, near 55th Street South and Hydraulic, ends in late 2027 and will bring new regulatory limits for the discharge of nitrogen and phosphorous. The Biological Nutrient Removal project will make the improvements needed to meet these changing regulations. The BNR improvements have the added benefit of reducing odors around the plants.