Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Wichita announced today that there are two leaks in a 42” water main pipe located between the Hess pump station at 1601 Museum Blvd and the current water treatment facility. Customers should not experience any service impacts from the leaks at this time. Safe water pressure is being maintained as crews continue to make repairs. The pipe with the leak is one of three that supplies treated water to the Hess Pump Station.
However, the City wants to keep residents and customers aware of the situation as there is a possibility that if, in the process of repairing the pipe water levels to the pump station were to drop unexpectedly, a boil advisory may need to be issued.
Public Works and Utilities became aware of a leak the afternoon of March 23 at roughly 1 p.m. and are working around the clock to monitor the leak and water pressure.
Wichita and its water customers are not under a water boil advisory. The City does not anticipate needing to issue a boil advisory and customers do not need to take any action at this time.
The City is sharing information about the leak due to the size of the pipe experiencing a leak. While no community impact is anticipated, the City wants to make the public aware of this issue out of an abundance of caution.