JUNCTION CITY (KSNT) – The Junction City water plant is expected to go back into operation early Friday afternoon according to a recent report from City Manager Allen Dinkel.

Precautions are being taken after the water department basement flooded.

Dinkel is asking residents to conserve water after Wednesday’s rare December storm.

“Crews are still working on reestablishing the operation of the Water Plant. At this time it is hoped that water can be back in the system by early afternoon on Friday, December 17. This is a complex situation and many things have to be done to restore the plant.”

Allen J. Dinkel
City Manager
City of Junction City

Dinkel went on to say that the city is working with Garry Berges of the Geary County Emergency Preparedness to bring potable water to Junction City with promises that more updates will come later.

An Evergy spokesman announced on Wednesday the company experienced the highest power outage event in company history.

This announcement came at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday from Chuck Caisley, Evergy Chief Customer Officer, after a wall of storms rolled across Kansas and into Missouri. High wind gusts took many power lines down, causing widespread outages that affected over 200,000 people.