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Table 12--Public water-supply systems in Sedgwick County, Kansas, 1960

Data obtained from publications of the Kansas State Department of Health, unpublished data from the Wichita-Sedgwick County Department of Health, and from interviews with city officials.

City or improvement district Source of water Raw water
pumping
capacity (mgd)
Raw water storage
(millions of gallons)
Water treatment Capacity of
treatment plant
(mgd)
Finished water storage
(millions of gallons)
Service pumping
capacity (mgd)
Average water use
(thousands of
gallons per day)
Emergency
power source
Remarks
Ground Elevated Ground Elevated Annual High Monthly
Belle Aire Improvement District 4 wells 1.4 N N C, Cg N N 0.07 1.4 64.2 128.4 N  
Chaney 5 wells 0.97 N N C N N 0.04 0.97 77.7 155.4 G One well equipped with gasoline
engine for emergency use.
Clearwater 4 wells 0.97 N N C N N 0.06 0.97 85.8 175 N  
County Acres Improvement District 2 wells 1.2 N N C N N 0.05 1.2 177 408 N  
Derby (El Paso) 5 wells 2.4 N N C, Cg N 0.50 0.10 1.7 349.3 506.5 N  
Glenville Improvement District 2 wells 1.2 N N I, C, S, F 0.63 0.02 0.10 0.72 132.3 264.6 N  
Goddard 2 wells 0.14 N N C N N 0.05 0.14 22.3 32.1 N  
Hayesville 3 wells 1.8 N N H, I, Al,
L, Sa, M,
R, S, R,
C, F
1.4 0.62 0.10 0.94 295.4 437.2 N  
Jayhawk Improvement District 3 wells 1.1 N N C,Cg N N N 1.1 112.4 258.5 N
Mt. Hope 4 wells 0.94 N N C N N 0.05 0.94 52.2 120.1 N One pump equipped with power
takeoff for direct drive by
auxiliary engine
Oaklawn Improvement District 12 wells 1.7 N N C, Cg N N 0.05 1.7 245.5 368.3 N  
Park City Improvement District 4 wells 1.0 N N C, Cg N 0.40 0.05 1.4 200 400 N  
Purcells 1st Improvement District 2 wells 0.72 N N C, Cg N N 0.05 0.72 60.2 126.4 N  
Sunflower Improvement District 2 wells 0.58 N N C, Cg N N N 0.58 43.7 65.6 N  
Valley Center 3 wells 1.5 N N C, Cg N N 0.28 1.5 173.9 316.5 E 300 kw generator for
emergency use
Westlink Improvement District 4 wells 1.8 N N C N N 0.10 1.8 337 674 N  
Wichita
(Equus beds field) 55 wells 55.0 35.0 N H, A, Is,
L, N, C,
M, S, C,
F, Cg
112.0 14.8 2.30 95.0 26,500 35,500 D, Ng, E Raw water storage includes a 3 million
gallon surface tank and the
capacity of the transmission
lines and treatment basins.
Emergency power sources could
distribute about 30 mgd.
No emergency power for wells
is available.
(Bentley reserve field) 6 wells 10.0 N
(Local well field) 27 wells 30.0 N N

Raw water pumping capacity: Capacity given in table is a total for all wells and pumping equipment and in many cases exceeds the capacity of transmission lines.

Raw water storage: N = none.

Water treatment: Type of treatment plant: H = softening; I = iron and manganese removal; P = purification.
Treatment device: A = aeriation; Al = alum; C = chlorination; Cg = polyphosphate; F = filter; Is = iron salts; L = lime; M = mixing; Nh = ammoniation; R = recarbonation; S = sedimentation; Sa = soda ash; T = taste and ordor control.

Capacity of treatment plant: N = no treatment plant; where chlorination and polyphosphate addition are the only treatment these reagents are commonly added automatically at the well pump.

Finished water storage: N = none.

Emergency power source: D = diesel engine; DE = diesel electric; E = portable motor generator; G = gasoline engine; N = none; Ng = natural gas.

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Kansas Geological Survey, Geohydrology of Sedgwick County
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