Alan King http://kmuw.org en Wichita Public Works Talks Future Of City's Water Security http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-public-works-talks-future-citys-water-security <p></p><p></p><p>Yesterday afternoon Wichita’s Public Works &amp; Utilities Department gave a presentation on the future of water supply in the area. City Council members were in attendance and ideas concerning both conservation, as well as new sources of water, were discussed.</p><p></p><p>Wichita’s Public Works Director Alan King presented a power point demonstration about what could be done to sure up the city’s water supply until the year 2060. King’s model included five plans that he said take into consideration both effectiveness and the city’s budget.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:36:24 +0000 Sean Sandefur 32759 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Public Works Talks Future Of City's Water Security City Officials: The Drought Is Over http://kmuw.org/post/city-officials-drought-over <p>City of Wichita officials announced Friday the drought that threatened the area’s water supply the two past summers and heightened conservation efforts is officially over.<br><br>In a release Friday, the city reports Cheney Lake, the city’s primary water source, reached full capacity in the early hours of Thursday from 73.6 percent on July 29. Earlier this year, the lake was as low as 58 percent capacity, causing city officials to encourage conservation efforts through a media campaign, a rebate program and other measures aimed at extending the area’s water supply.<br> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:52:31 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 21702 at http://kmuw.org