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Outline

  • Concept

  • Purpose and Need

  • Planning and Development

  • Funding

  • Phase II Program

  • Keys to Success





Little Arkansas River

  • Little Arkansas River

    • High Turbidity (5 to 2,000 NTU)
    • Atrazine (<1 to 50 g/L)






Meet Water Supply Demands



Groundwater pumping has created a depression

  • Groundwater pumping has created a depression

  • 65 Bgal of storage capacity available (return to 1940 water levels)





Integrated Local Water Supply (ILWS) Plan

  • Integrated Local Water Supply (ILWS) Plan

    • Evaluated 27 Alternatives
    • Approved 1993
    • Meet 2050 Water Demands
    • Principal Component is a 100-MGD ASR Program


Milford Reservoir Alternative

  • Milford Reservoir Alternative



Reliable & Sustainable Water Source

  • Reliable & Sustainable Water Source

  • Preserve Equus Beds Water Quality

  • No Requirements to Curtail Irrigation

  • Lower Pumping Costs

  • Augments Low Flows

  • Less Land Required

  • Avoid Evaporation Losses



1st ASR Project in Kansas

  • 1st ASR Project in Kansas

  • No Regulations to Administer

  • No Proof ASR would not Contaminate the Aquifer

  • Poor Image of City in Project Area



Partnering with Reclamation

  • Equus Beds Groundwater Recharge Demonstration Project (1980’s)

  • Congressman Tihart (KS) introduced bill to authorize Reclamation’s funding participation

    • P.L. 109-299 passed in 2006
    • 25% up to $30M ($41M in today’s $s)
  • Reclamation sponsored City’s EIS

    • ROD issued January 2010 (18 months)


External Funding / Support

  • U. S. Bureau of Reclamation

    • Special Authorization
    • Cooperative Agreement
  • State of Kansas

    • Kansas Water Office
    • Up to $1M/year
  • U. S. Geological Survey

    • Data Collection
    • Groundwater Monitoring




30-MGD Capacity

  • 30-MGD Capacity

  • ASR Facilities

    • River Intake
    • Treatment Plant
    • 31 ASR Wells
    • Recharge Basin
    • 40+ miles of Pipelines
    • Power lines & substation
    • Surge Tanks




River Intake

  • River Intake



Surface Water Treatment Plant

  • Surface Water Treatment Plant



Recharge Accounting



Keys to Success

  • Partnerships

  • Phased Implementation

  • Favorable Administration and Accounting Framework

  • Nearby Recharge Water Source

  • Strong Leadership



Acknowledgements

  • David Warren

    • Retired Director, Wichita Water Utilities
  • Jerry Blain

    • Retired Superintendent, Wichita Water Utilities
  • Chris Carrier

  • Deb Ary

    • Superintendent of Prod. & Pumping, City of Wichita
  • Tom Jacobs & Andrea Cole

    • Program Management





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