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Out of the Tap

Jeff Riner inspects water basins at the Kaw River Water Treatment Plant, 720 W. 3rd. The facility, which is one of two in Lawrence that supplies drinking water to Lawrence residents, is operating at capacity this summer as the city's water usage numbers have been well above average. Riner, one of 16 operators that oversee Lawrence's water treatment facilities working around the clock, 365 days each year, manned the station in July.


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