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Hutchinson Residents Urged to Conserve Water During Essential Repair Work


By the City of Hutchinson Public Works Department


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The City of Hutchinson announces the replacement of a critical water line under Severance Street between 17th Avenue and 23rd Avenue. The repair is scheduled to commence on Monday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m. and is expected to be completed by 3:00 p.m. A new line is being put into service requiring the shutdown of a major water line. During the repair period the Water Treatment Center will only be able to operate at 25% production capacity.

Once the water line construction is completed on Monday, focus will turn to repair of Severance Street – street repair should be completed by the end of July, depending on weather.

Since the water treatment plant will not be able to keep up with the typical hot summer water demand while running at 25% production capacity, we kindly request residents to conserve water while the pipeline is out of service.

Key Points:
  • Repair Details: The repair work involves replacement of the water line under Severance Street between 17th Avenue and 23rd Avenue. The city contractor will be working diligently to complete the repair as quickly and efficiently as possible.
  • Duration of Works: The repair work is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 1 at 9:00 a.m. and is anticipated to be completed by Monday, July 1 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Water Conservation Measures: To mitigate the impact on reduced water production capacity, residents are encouraged to conserve water during the repair period. Simple measures such as reducing unnecessary water consumption, postponing lawn & garden watering, and avoiding non-essential water activities can significantly help in conserving water resources.
  • Contingency Plans: In the event that the repair takes longer than anticipated, contingency measures are in place to ensure continued water supply. Additional updates will be provided to keep residents informed of any changes to the repair schedule. Community Cooperation: The City of Hutchinson sincerely thanks the residents for their understanding and cooperation during this essential repair work. By working together, we can ensure the successful completion of the repair and the continued reliability of our water infrastructure.

For updates and further information regarding the repair work, residents can contact 620-694-1900.

The City of Hutchinson is committed to providing high-quality services and maintaining the integrity of the city’s water infrastructure and apologizes for any inconvenience caused. The city appreciates the cooperation of the community during this time.