City of Wichita says leak could affect water usage
The headline affects a great deal of the city, and underscores many of the problems smaller towns face in the state.
My village is now faced with water problems. It has been, for many years, and we are currently raising prices to replace the one hundred and fifty year old piping system. The replacement would not be possible without a grant from the government footing half the proposal costs.
We are all going to squeal like stuck hogs when the rates go up, but two things have forced the issue – breaks in the main lines and bad taste in the households. The letters we’ve been getting with our water bills telling us of substandard water might also have something to do with it all. We’ve been getting those letters for eighteen or nineteen years and finally have run out of alternative schemes.
Reviewing the last couple of articles about the earthquakes in SC Kansas, I’ve had a thought. The quakes are along a line from Hutchinson KS to central OK. Hutchinson salt mines are the location of a great many state records from years past, and around Hutch are a number of oil reserves where oil and gases are pumped back into the ground (more salt formations) as reserve supplies.
If, in either case, a quake cracks these storage areas much can be lost. Earlier last year a leak was discovered in the gas storage and near panic ensued. Never seen a government move quite that quickly.
From the reaches,