Welcome to the Official Website of Franklin County Rural Water District 1

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.

Bill Payment Options

Looking for the most convenient way to pay your bill? We offer a wide variety of payment options to our customers. Simply choose the option that best suits your needs... Learn more...

Board Meetings

LIVE Board Meeting

Due to the Coronavirus, Franklin County RWD 1 will be streaming their board meetings live.  Please click the blue "Live Board Meetings" button above to learn more.

Recent News View All »


January 25, 2021

The annual meeting of participating members of Rural Water District #1 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in the Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church, 1045 S. Hickory Street, Ottawa.  Ample parking is available on the west side of the building at 11th and Cedar Streets.  

Attendees are requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing. 

The purpose of the annual meeting is to elect three directors to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors, to present the operating budget for 2021, and to transact any business presented at the meeting.

Three Board positions are up for election in 2021.  Slate of nominees:  Keith McAdoo, Ottawa; Karen Walburn,...

Read More »

Are you Drinking Enough Water This Winter?

Are you Drinking Enough Water This Winter?

February 01, 2021

Chapped lips? Dry skin? Headaches? Nosebleeds? Dry cough? Fatigue?

These are all signs that you might not be getting enough water this winter. In the summer, when you’re hot and sweaty, your body keeps reminding you that you’re thirsty and NEED water. But in the winter, when you’re cold and shivering, it’s all-too-easy to neglect hydration... 

Read the full article »