Water Treatment Plant

The Fort Scott water works has been providing water since 1883. The current location of the Treatment Plant treats an average of 2.6 million gallons of water a day. The water plant serves not only the City but the most of Bourbon County.

Plant Tours

We would love to give you a tour! Call 620-223-5160 to arrange a tour.

Water Sources

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 powerful disinfectant), it is filtered, and finally chloramines are added to ensure the water remains disinfected as it travels throughout the distribution system.

Technology & Safety

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 grow ever growing more stringent. Rest assured that your 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.

Water Treatment Process Video