The Northwest Water Treatment Facility is a new water treatment plant that will serve the City of Wichita, surrounding communities, industries, and citizens. The new plant will provide 120 million gallons per day of drinking water and will replace the aging Main Water Treatment Plant currently located in downtown Wichita.
Decker Electric was hired by Wichita Water Partners, construction manager joint venture, on the project to design and install temporary power for the construction site. Power was ran to the construction site and installed throughout the project area (jobsite trailers, equipment usage, etc.). Currently, there are two tower cranes using the temporary power. The temporary power could run 200+, 2,000 square foot homes. Now that’s a lot of POWER!
Transformers and over 1,800 feet of conduit was installed on the project. In some places, Nowak Construction bored and excavated as low as 18 feet deep. The reason for the deep trenches to install conduit and cable was so utilities for the water treatment plant would be placed above this conduit and save contractors time and potential for hitting power during construction. One challenging aspect of the project is the entire site is sand, so it made it more difficult when excavating and boring.