Our Mission

At Franklin County Rural Water District 1, we are committed to providing safe, high quality water services to our community, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation.

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Conservation Tips

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Why Does the Water Taste Different?!

June 20, 2018

Franklin County Rural Water District #1 purchases water for our customers from the City of Ottawa, the City of Wellsville, and Miami County Rural Water District #2.

On June 15, Miami County RWD#2 discontinued using combined chlorine.  Instead, free chlorine will be used for up to thirty days.  This is part of the District's annual maintenance program.  You may notice a stronger than usual chlorine taste and smell to the water.  This is only temporary and it is necessary to "burn out" the system and kill certain "nitrifying" bacteria that do not show up on the routine sampling.  These bacteria are not harmful to humans or animals.  They tend to cause slime growths within the waterlines...

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Water Wisely

Water Wisely

June 01, 2018

It is just as important to conserve water OUTSIDE your home as it is INSIDE your home.  Lush green lawns, bright colorful flower gardens, bountiful vegetable harvests —these add beauty and enjoyment to your home. But grass and flowers and vegetables require water, and they can sometimes consume massive amounts of this precious natural resource. So how can you water wisely? How can you conserve water in your yard?

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