R. W. Beck to provide program management to Wichita

The city of Wichita, KS, chose R. W. Beck Inc. for program management services to implement its $125-million Integrated Local Water Supply Plan. The principle element of the plan is to restore and recharge the Equus Beds aquifer, the city's main source of drinking water. It includes a river intake on the Little Arkansas River, 30-mgd water treatment plant, a 10-mgd aquifer recharge and recovery system, power transmission lines, and installation of about 12 miles of 48-inch pipeline...

SEATTLE, WA, Nov. 15, 2007 -- The City of Wichita, KS, has selected R. W. Beck Inc. to provide program management services for the implementation of the city's Integrated Local Water Supply Plan.

The plan is intended to meet the city's water supply needs through the year 2050. The principle element of the plan is to restore and recharge the Equus Beds aquifer, which is the city's main source of drinking water.

The plan includes a river intake on the Little Arkansas River, 30 mgd water treatment plant, a 10-mgd aquifer recharge and recovery system, power transmission lines, and installation of about 12 miles of 48-inch pipeline.

The goal is to complete project elements, estimated to cost $125 million, in time to begin aquifer recharge activities in 2011. The city serves a population of almost 500,000 and is the largest city in the state of Kansas.

R. W. Beck Inc. (rwbeck.com), of Seattle, WA, is a technically based business consulting firm providing engineering, economic, financial and planning solutions for the energy, water and solid waste industries.

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