Daily Archives: Jan. 3, 2013

Chase County residents get $5.27 million water project

A public water supply district has been formed in Chase County to serve residents in Strong  City, Cottonwood Falls and Rural Water District No. 1.

According to a news release from BG Consultants, Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 26 will provide treatment, storage and transmission of potable water to all three entities. Strong City and Cottonwood Falls will remove their existing water treatment plants and water towers once the new water district’s facilities are in operation.

The project is funded through the federal government, by way of loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture totaling about $4.27 million, as well as a federal community development water project grant issued through the state of Kansas for $1 million.

The total cost of the project is $5.27 million, according to the news release.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2013. BG Consultants is serving as project engineer.

MSN features WaterWalk condo as a ‘winter fun’ home

A WaterWalk condo in downtown Wichita is featured nationally as one of MSN Real Estate’s “12 homes for winter fun.”

According to the MSN website, the stand-out feature of the $509,900 condo is its “unique fireplace that’s perfect for winter get-togethers with friends and family.

Other properties listed in the feature are a nearly $1 million home in Big Sky, Mont., and a $22.5 million home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.