City officials want public’s input over shrinking water supply

WICHITA, Kansas — The City of Wichita next round of  public meetings on how to respond to the drought are scheduled for tonight.

Officials want residents’ views on how the region should respond to prolonged drought conditions.

The feedback will be presented to city council members as they deliberate about the drought response.

Wichita is in the third year of a prolonged drought and the hot, dry weather since 2011 has depleted the city’s water supply.

Cheney Reservoir, which supplies Wichita with about 60 percent of its supply, is expected to cease yielding drinking water in August 2015 if weather conditions and water usage do not change.

The city has scheduled meetings in each of the city districts.


District III: WATER Center (101 E. Pawnee) from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

District II: Fire Station #20 (2255 S. Greenwich) from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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District V: Fire Station #21 (2210 N. 135th Street W) from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

District VI: Evergreen Recreation Center (2700 N. Woodland) from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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