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Wichita, KS 67215
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issues permits to
businesses and cities that release wastewater to any surface water. All
wastewater discharge permits are specific to each site. These permits detail the
rate at which water can be released, the monitoring that must be performed, and
the reports that must be submitted to KDHE.
Municipal wastewater treatment plants and municipal wastewater lagoons are
located throughout Sedgwick County. Properly treated water from all wastewater
facilities is discharged to nearby creeks or rivers. Wichita is adding new
technology to address odor issues and is planning to build an additional
wastewater treatment plant near the airport.
The Cowskin Creek Water Quality Reclamation Facility is Wichita's newest
wastewater treatment plant. Biological nutrient removal, tertiary filtration,
and ultraviolet disinfection are used to treat the water. Discharge is stored in
two ponds that are open to the public for recreational fishing before being
released to Cowskin Creek.
Sedgwick County enforces regulations for residential on-site wastewater systems.
View a map of the municipal wastewater facilities below.
Mission: To assure quality public services that provide for the present and future well-being of the citizens of Sedgwick County.
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