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Spirit Aerosystems Begins Recycling Program With City Water

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Construction is now complete on a two-mile pipeline that will bring recycled water from the City of Wichita to Spirit AeroSystem’s manufacturing plant.

The city will sell its treated wastewater to Spirit for use in its manufacturing process. The water conservation partnership was announced last year.

The company says the project will reduce potable water usage by 70 percent and save millions of gallons of water annually. Under the agreement with the city, Spirit covered the $4 million design and infrastructure costs.

Spirit’s Wichita facility on south Oliver will continue to receive potable water via a separate pipeline. The recycled water will be used exclusively for manufacturing.

The city says the project is rate-neutral for Wichita water customers.

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