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 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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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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for Wellsville area customers

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Wellsville located in Franklin County.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


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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