Utility Supt. Don Colson said that electrical power should be fully restored in the northeast circuit. If you do not have electricity - please call city hall. (click the image below to enlarge it)
Yesterday there were numerous calls regarding the quality of the water, and that there was air in the lines. The utility department began flushing water lines and advising those that reported issues to let their cold water run for a while.
In addition, KDHE was contacted...KDHE is here today and investigating the matter and also taking up to 40 or 50 water samples from the area that was affected...they are being escorted by Utility Department employee Dan Marstall.
Apparently the truck took down five utility poles and this also caused some of the underground wiring to be stretched. Assessing the damage to underground wiring/repairing it can be difficult and time-consuming. Two crews from the city of Wamego are en route to assist with the repairs. The repairs are going to take hours...
A truck damaged two utility poles this morning...there was a blink, and some are without power. The city crews are working on the matter...a Nixle will be sent out when power is restored.
The city was recently awarded a second CCLIP grant from the state to repair the surface of K-63 from US-24 to Elm Street. Also, during a previous grant-cycle the city was awarded a CCLIP grant to help maintain US-24 from 3rd Street to Maple Hill Road. The project sites may be seen in the image below, with the gold color indicating the new project areas, and the blue line illustrating the previous CCLIP projects. Each of the CCLIP grants provide the city with up to $300,000, or a total of up to $600,000. The city has to match 5% of the cost up to the states $300,000, cover any amount over the state's $300,000, and pay for all of the engineering costs. (The cost estimates on the image below are from March 2020.) A timeframe for the street work has not been set yet.
The picture below is from the FY 2019/2020 CCLIP projects - shown as Phase 1 and 2 on the image above.
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