WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Wichita public works officials say a dozen homes in west Wichita where groundwater contamination has been found will be connected to the city’s water supply.
The 12 homes are close enough to existing water mains to be connected immediately to city lines. A private plumber will have to install service lines into the homes. A state health department program will pay for the connections.
City officials have found about 50 homes with high concentrations of a toxic dry-cleaning solvent in their private wells. Those homes have been using bottled water since the contamination was found in March.