450,000 People May Get Affected Due to Water Leakage

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Officials of Wichita are trying to find and stop a leakage in main water pipeline. This leakage could affect 450,000 people of the city.

Public Works and Utilities Department officials said that the leak will not have any immediate impact on the amount of the water leaked, or the quality of the water supplied to the people. But they said that the leakage is serious enough and they are trying the find the source and get it fixed immediately.

The leakage was discovered on Wednesday at the pipeline that connects the Equus Beds Aquifer and Cheney Reservoir to the city’s water plant. The Public Works department is taking precautions that the leakage won’t get any worse.

Alan King, director of the Wichita Public Works and Utility said that this is the kind of leak that sometimes will lead to failure. So we have put in place a plan to build a bypass around the leaking area.

He said that the system already has a 24 inch bypass pipe that can carry 25 million gallons of raw water per day. The quantity is less than the daily demand of the city is around 44 million gallon per day.

But King says that the secondary pipe is the only solution right now.

If the primary pipeline fails the bypass pipe would make sure that the water supply to the city won’t be affected.

King said that they hope to have the bypass in place by the weekend.

He also added that the leakage won’t contaminate the water.

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