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!

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...

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METER FREEZE PROTECTION

It's beginning to look and feel alot like winter!  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...

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Another Free Chlorine Burn for Our Ottawa Customers

Due to an equipment malfunction at the City of Ottawa water plant, they will be doing another free chlorine burn this month.  The customers who receive water from our City of Ottawa source may...

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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...

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We Will Be Flushing Lines

In order to take maximum advantage of the free chlorine burn for our water purchased from Miami County RWD#2, we will be flushing lines for the next several days around the Wellsville area.  This...

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Congratulations, Tom Wilson!

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

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It's Spring! Time for Another Flush

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 Miami County RWD #2...

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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...

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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,...

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METER FREEZE PROTECTION

At the onset of cold weather, protect your meter from freezing by covering the meter with some type of insulation; an unopened bag of mulch or potting soil, bale of hay/straw, or an inverted oil...

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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 August 27, the City of...

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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...

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BOIL ADVISORY ISSUED

A boil water advisory issued by KDHE today impacts RWD#1 customers living east of Hwy K-33 on Thomas and Wyoming Roads.

The advisory was issued for the City of Baldwin City due to a pump going...

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Boil Advisory Issued for Part of RWD#1

A water line break in Wellsville has resulted in a new boil water advisory issued by KDHE today.  This advisory impacts RWD#1 customers located east of Hwy K-33 on Thomas and Wyoming...

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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Wellsville area customers

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Wellsville located in Franklin County.  This advisory also impacted a few customers of...

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Boil Advisory for Customers in Northeast Corner of District

Some of the customers of RWD#1 have been impacted by a water valve break in the City of Wellsville.  Our operator has rerouted water supply to most of our customers located in the Wellsville...

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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...

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UPDATE - BOIL WATER ADVISORY

This morning Rural Water District #1 was informed by the City of Ottawa that the boil water advisory issued yesterday by KDHE does not include our rural water customers.

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BOIL WATER ADVISORY

City of Ottawa has been put under a BOIL WATER ADVISORY by KDHE due to air leaching into their system.  This is a precautionary measure to allow time for testing and verification of water safety. ...

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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...

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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...

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