Residents near contaminated groundwater to hook up to city water

06/18/2014 9:58 AM

06/18/2014 9:58 AM

Residents of an area in west Wichita near contaminated groundwater will get new lines connecting them to city water.

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday approved an emergency water line for Rolling Hills Court, west of Westfield, near Tyler and Maple.

The cost of the project is estimated at $60,000, with 85 percent payable by the improvement district and 15 percent by the Wichita water utility.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has identified groundwater contamination from a former dry cleaning business between Maple and Central and both sides of Tyler Road.

Rolling Hills Court is adjacent to a current water line project but not within the contamination zone defined by KDHE. Residents petitioned the city for the service.

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