Properties to be hooked up to Haysville water because of contaminated groundwater

About 220 properties in and near Haysville will be hooked up to city water because of contaminated groundwater in the area.

The contamination, which is composed of dry cleaning solvents tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene, started at the former American Cleaners dry cleaning site at 412 West Grand Avenue.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Tuesday that only 174 agreements have been returned to the department. Anyone within the plume of groundwater contamination or a 500-foot buffer must return those documents in order to be hooked up to city water. The contamination is most strongly concentrated north of 79th Street.

Officials expect to complete the water connections in six to nine months.

(Read more: Wichita Eagle)