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.