Recent News

As your local water utility provider, we strive to keep you continually updated on all matters related to your water service. If you do not find the information you need, please contact our office and we will gladly assist you!

WHY DOES OUR WATER TASTE/SMELL LIKE CHLORINE?

NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS:  Beginning in mid-July Miami County Rural Water District #2 (one of our major water sources) will be turning off their ammonia feed system which will in turn switch our water...

Read More

Go Green! Receive Your Water Bill Electronically

Rural Water District #1 is pleased to offer a paperless billing option, saving our customers time and money.  Instead of receiving a paper bill, you can sign up to receive your bill electronically...

Read More

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING

The annual meeting of participating members of Rural Water District #1, Franklin County, Kansas will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 in the Fellowship Hall at First Christian...

Read More

Experiencing Low Water Pressure?

Just a reminder that we will be flushing water lines throughout the District for the next few weeks to pull the Free Chlorine through the lines.  As noted in the article from August 4, this...

Read More

WHY DOES OUR WATER TASTE/SMELL LIKE CHLORINE?

NOTICE TO ALL CUSTOMERS:  Beginning August 9, 2021 both the City of Ottawa and Miami County Rural Water District #2 (two of our major water sources) will be turning off their ammonia feed systesm...

Read More

2021 Board Meetings

Until further notice, the monthly board meetings for RWD#1 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings in the Fellowship Hall at First Christian Church located at 1045 S Hickory St, Ottawa. ...

Read More

2021 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

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...

Read More

METER FREEZE PROTECTION

Recent days have reminded us that winter is coming!  At the onset of cold weather, it is a good idea to protect your meter from freezing by covering the meter with some type of insulation.  An...

Read More

Like Us On Facebook!

In an effort to provide our customers with current and relevant information, we have added a Facebook page.  In addition to our website and our Alert service, you can now find us on Facebook.  We...

Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The health and safety of our customers and employees is a top priority of the Franklin County Water District No. 1 board and management.  Below are a list of resources where you can find factual...

Read More

What's In My Pit?

An Explanation of our new water meters.

In December 2019 Franklin County Rural Water District #1 began replacing all of the water meters in our system.  The old meters had run their life and...

Read More

Board Members

Interested in serving your community?  The Franklin County Rural Water District No. 1 has two board positions coming up for election at its next annual meeting on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.  This...

Read More

Time to Flush Lines for Our Ottawa Customers

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.

This month, City of Ottawa...

Read More

Congratulations, Tom Wilson!

We are pleased to announce that Tom Wilson passed the small systems operator certification test at the KRWA Conference in March.

Read More

New Operator

We are pleased to welcome Tom Wilson to fill the Operator position vacated by Bob McClay.  Tom most recently worked for the City of Lawrence as a utilities operations field supervisor working with...

Read More

Operator Announces Retirement

Bob McClay announced his retirement this month after 18 years of service to District 1.  The District has seen many changes during Bob's tenure, including miles of new lines and road crossings,...

Read More

Why Does the Water Taste Different?!

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...

Read More

It's Good to Have Options!

For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to submit your payment.  Beginning April 16 you can enroll to have your water bill paid by automatic deduction  from your checking or savings...

Read More

How Much Water Do You Use?

Water

How Much Water Do You Use? Here's Some Quick Numbers

How much water does it take to shower, brush your teeth, do a load of laundry?

ByJon Clift, Amanda Cuthbert / Chelsea Green...

Read More

Franklin County Rural Water District 1 Launches a Brand New Website! Subscribe Today!

We are excited to announce that our new website has launched and includes all the information our community needs related to their water service. Check back often, as we will be adding information...

Read More