How will the City ensure mussel shells and other large debris are removed during the water treatment process?

At the Cheney Reservoir Pump Station, there are strainers that separate larger debris, such as mussel shells, from the water between the intake and the pumps. These strainers were recently replaced. The new strainers remove anything larger than 1/8-inch to solids debris waste. The new strainers are also a type that will not grind and pass some debris like previous versions appeared to be doing. In the very rare instance that debris passes through the strainers, it will be captured in the lime residuals and removed with the waste stream.

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1. What is the City of Wichita doing to ensure its customers continue to have access to a safe water supply?
2. How will the City ensure mussel shells and other large debris are removed during the water treatment process?
3. Why does the plan propose reducing the number of round settling basins from 7 to 6?
4. Why rely on pumps for backwash in lieu of the water tower?
5. How is the City ensuring it builds a state-of-the-art facility and prepares for future demand?