Identifying Your Interior Plumbing
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced changes to drinking water regulations which now requires water suppliers to identify all materials used in the construction of water distribution systems nationwide.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is requiring public water supply systems to submit this information before October 16, 2024. Because this task is so monumental, we are requesting your assistance in collecting the needed information.
The City of Valley Center, as the water supplier, must identify all construction materials used on both our side and the consumer side of the water meter, which means that we need your help!
Please respond to this brief survey regarding your interior plumbing materials.
Interior Plumbing Survey
Currently the City of Valley Center purchases water from the City of Wichita. The City has one pressure booster station and a second connections on Seneca to control flow into the City water tower. The benefits to the citizens of Valley Center are softer water with less scaling properties and an increase of 10-15 pounds of water pressure can be expected.
The water system consists of 4” to 16” piping and over 25 miles of water lines, with approximately 2,200 metered services. This is in conjunction with a 750,000 gallon water tower that provides pressure to the system of about 50-55 pounds. The City currently uses 300,000 to 500,000 gallons per day.
Valley Center will keep all of its water rights intact, due to the fact that the City of Wichita will purchase the water from our well field.
A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It creates jobs, attracts industry and investment, and provides for the health and welfare of citizens in ways ranging from disease prevention to fire suppression. We often take water supply for granted until it is threatened, either by drought, water main breaks, or some other event.