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.
The average person in Valley Center uses approximately 50 gallons per day. That’s just over 1,500 gallons per month for each person in your house. Multiply that by a family of 4 and water usage can easily reach 6,000 gallons per month. An average of 14% of residential water is lost through leaking fixtures or pipes inside your home. So how can you reduce the amount of water you use? It’s easy to check how much water is used and whether you have a leak in your home.