Wichita looks at future water sources

(KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. — Where will Wichita get its water in the decades to come? That was the answer city council was looking for this morning.

Right now the city gets 60% of its water from Cheney Reservoir and 40% from underground wells.

One plan would be to drill new wells to get water from the Arkansas River and also water from the treatment plant.

Another proposal is to build a pipeline from El Dorado Lake or get treated water from the reservoir.

The public works team will narrow down the options and present their findings next month.

To learn more about the numbers, the entire proposal can be viewed in the Wichita Water Conservation and Supply Presentation.

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