Utilities

The Water Production and Treatment division handles the operation and maintenance of the City's Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Center, 20 water wells, 2 booster pump stations, 4 water storage towers, 2 Class I disposal wells and the ground water remediation facilities.

Water Maintenance Division
The Water Maintenance division handles the operation and maintenance of the City's water distribution system, which includes water mains in the City rights-of-way, fire hydrants, valves, valve boxes, and service lines (from water main to the water meter, including the water meter and meter pit).

Sewer Maintenance Division
The Sewer Maintenance division handles the operation and maintenance of the City's sanitary sewer collection system as well as the City's storm sewer system. This includes maintenance of the sanitary and storm sewer system manholes and sewer mains.

Waste Water Treatment Facility
The Waste Water Treatment Facility (WWTF) treats approximately 5 million gallons a day of domestic and industrial waste water to EPA and Kansas Department of Health and Environment specifications.

Reporting Water & Sewer Problems
A water line break or sewer line clog can be a stressful experience, particularly if you are not sure where to call.

The Public Works Department is here to assist you and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We can be reached by calling 620-694-1900. During regular operating hours, contact Public Works for water or sewer assistance.

After normal business hours, on weekends or holidays residents may call the WWTF emergency after hours number at 620-694-2684 to report the problem. The WWTF will contact the Public Works on-call employee who will respond to assist you. You may also contact us with non-emergency issues using our online form.

Water Line Issues
A water line located on any City right-of-way, up to and including the water meter is the responsibility of the City for repair. Any water line break from the hand valve (including the valve) located on the service side (house side) of the meter to the house will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Sewer Line Mains
Sewer line mains are the responsibility of the City to repair. The wye (connection to the sewer main) and all service line from the main to the home is the responsibility of the property owner. Any sewer line backup or clog from the sewer main to the house will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Homeowner's Responsibility
The City cannot repair a break or clog if it is on the homeowner side. If the problem is on the City's side, the City will make repairs as necessary.

Water Quality Reports