FSWP: Quality on tap since 1883.
- To serve our community by providing the best quality water feasible.
- To maintain all current assets while constantly preparing for the future.
- To continually seek creative ways to better our services.
- To build a reputation for quality, professionalism, excellence, and service.
The Fort Scott water works has been providing water since 1883. The current location of the treatment plant at Burke St. and Park Ave. treats an average of 2.6 million gallons of water a day. The water plant serves not only the city but the entirety of Bourbon County.
Our primary water source for the treatment plant is the Marmaton river, however the city is also able to draw water from Rock Creek Lake, Lake Fort Scott, and Cedar Creek Lake if needed. This water is pumped to the treatment plant where it is treated by enhanced coagulation (a settling process), Ozonation (an extremely strong disinfectant), it is filtered, and finally chloramines are added to ensure the water remains disinfected as it travels throughout the distribution system.
The Fort Scott Water Treatment Plant is one of only five ozone plants in Kansas. This proves the city’s commitment to excellence in being willing to invest in this cutting-edge technology.
The treated water is of excellent quality that meets and exceeds all state and federal standards, which are ever growing more stringent. Rest assured that tap water is quality and healthy. All water plant personnel possess a state certification for operating a treatment plant or are in the process of training for certification.
Tours are available by appointment.
We welcome questions and comments of any kind. We welcome complaints of any kind. We want to know if any customer is unsatisfied with water quality.
- Please contact Michael Mix, Water Treatment Supervisor @ 620-223-5160
- For billing questions please call Cindy McKenney or Karla Cox @ 620-223-8133
- For distribution or meter issues please contact Bill Lemke @ 620-223-8125
- Plant location: 910 Burke
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