How is the City ensuring it builds a state-of-the-art facility and prepares for future demand?

Capacity and efficiency have been a central focus of the design process. The project scope meets all of the City's objectives for the new treatment plant, including:

  • Full redundancy - Any asset within the new treatment facility can go out of service and the facility can continue producing the full capacity of 120 million gallons per day. Our peak demand in recent years has been less than 85 million gallons per day. Therefore, this facility is designed to meet demand now and into the future.
  • Source flexibility - Any blend of water source can be treated at the new treatment facility, which not only adds efficiency, but drought resiliency as well. The current treatment plant lacks the ability to treat a single source and therefore can only treat a blend of Cheney Reservoir and Equus Bed water.
  • Water quality - The new treatment facility will meet and exceed all current water quality standards. It has been designed to accommodate potential future water quality needs by preserving the ability to transition to biologically active filters.

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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?