After several area communities separately pursued engineering reports to upgrade the aging water supply, treatment and distribution in their communities, Cottonwood Falls, Strong City, and Chase County RWD #1 will come together to create a public water wholesale supply district.
Bruce Boettcher of BG Consultants' says the project is advancing.
Boettcher says the project is somewhere near the halfway point.
Once complete, raw water from the existing Cottonwood Falls and Strong City wells will be treated at a new plant located in Strong City. Other improvements include a new 0.5 million gallon ground storage structure and new water transmission lines connecting the new and existing infrastructure.