Rural Water District #5 Douglas County, Kansas

Good Clean Water 946 East 650 Road
Lawrence KS 66047
Phone: 785-748-0308
Fax: 785-748-0019

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   Posted April 29, 2014

Annually, the district produces a brochure that is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided last calendar year. Included are the details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards.

If you are a patron, you should receive the Calendar Year 2014 report in the mail.

   Posted May 15, 2013

The district is pleased to offer an automatic payment service to simplify paying your monthly water bill. This application form explains the process. Many patrons are pleased with the convenience of this new service.

   Posted June 16, 2012

The Lawrence Journal-World has had several articles and editorials lately on the Public Wholesale Supply District.
Article #1 [on-line]
Article #2
Editorial

   Posted April 9, 2012

In the March, 2012 issue of The Kansas Lifeline , the Kansas Rural Water Association (KRWA) reported on our cooperative agreement with Douglas RWD #1.

   Posted April 8, 2012

The annual meeting was held on March 14, 2012 at Wakarusa Valley Grade School.

The election for the three open board positions was held. Gordon Berry, Kurt Look, and Dan Welch were elected.

   Posted March 4, 2012

The annual meeting will be held at Wakarusa School on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Three board positions are open this year. The business meeting will begin at 7:00pm. You may vote starting at 7:00pm.

The nominating committee asked the candidates to write a short biography. These biographies are printed on page three of the "Notice of Annual Meeting" (below).

There are three candidates for the three open Board of Directors positions:

Gordon Berry
Kurt Look
Dan Welch

If you are a patron, you should have received this written notice of the meeting:

Annual Meeting Notice
Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4

   Posted February 19, 2012

The Baldwin City Signal reported on the Baldwin City Council struggle with long term water supply issues. It is very interest to read about another entity grappling with exactly the same issues we discuss regularly. This quote was particularly interesting:

Under a 40-year contract set to expire in 2017, Baldwin City is Lawrence's second largest water customer. But Wagner said before Baldwin City would enter into another agreement with Lawrence, there would have to be a change in what he viewed as a one-sided relationship that has included puzzling and steep price increases used to subsidize Lawrence's growth.

"We've been at their mercy," Wagner said. "We had double-digit annual increases with no input. When we are asked to pay for growth in Lawrence through high water rates or when their wholesale rates are higher than their retail rates, something isn't right."

   Posted December 10, 2011

The Lawrence Journal-World reported on the recently announced drought conditions at Clinton Lake.

   Posted June 5, 2011

You may have seen or heard the news reports discussing the recent USGS study on Clinton Lake focusing on sedimentation occurring faster than estimated as well as the nutrient and cynobacteria build-up in the sediments.

   Posted May 4, 2011

If you live north and west of Ottawa in Franklin County, the district is considering a major expansion into your area. If you might be interested in purchasing water from the district, please fill out this pdf form or this Word doc .

You can simply print the form and mail it to the district.

If your web brower will allow you to save the form on your computer, you can email the completed form to the office.

And if nothing seems to work, just give the office a call. The key thing is getting your information to us. We don't care how you do it!


   Posted March 17, 2011

At 12:05pm today (March 27, 2011), we experienced a water line break on a major 8" line when the line split. The repair crew is on site. We will restore service ASAP but this is going to take quite a while.

Update at 2:02pm: We were able to shut/open valves and get service back to the majority of people affected. The only area that is still without service and will be for a while is the area north of Wakarusa School. Sharon has been in touch with Wakie school. They hauled water out to finish the day out for flushing, drinking and cleaning up the kitchen. Luckily the kids had already been fed. Sharon also talked with school officials to let them know school would not have to be canceled tomorrow (unless something unexpected happens.)


   Posted March 11, 2011

The draft minutes for the annual meeting are now available.

   Posted March 10, 2011

The annual meeting was held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Wakarusa Valley Grade School.

The election for the two open board seats was held. Amy Barnes and Elizabeth "Lizz" Crist were elected:

Amy Barnes37 votes
Elizabeth "Lizz" Crist37 votes
Tina Freeman14 votes

   Posted March 8, 2011

The minutes for the February 15, 2011 board meeting are now available.

   Posted February 25, 2011

The annual meeting will be held at Wakarusa School on Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Two board positions are open this year. The business meeting will begin at 7:00pm. You may vote starting at 7:00pm.

The nominating committee asked the candidates to write a short biography. These biographies are printed on page three of the "Notice of Annual Meeting" (below).

There are three candidates for the two open Board of Directors positions:

Amy Barnes
Elizabeth "Lizz" Crist
Tina Freeman

If you are a patron, you should have received this written notice of the meeting:

Annual Meeting Notice
Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4

   Posted December 20, 2010

Each year, the Public Water Supply Section of the Kansas Department of Health & Environment recognizes "public water supply systems that demonstrate excellence in achieving and maintaining technical, financial and managerial capabilities." The award program is designed to encourage public water systems to go beyond mere compliance with the Safe Water Drinking Act.

Douglas RWD #5 was one of four receipients of a Capacity Development Achievement Award for 2010. Cathy Tucker-Vogel, representing KDHE, awarded a marble plaque to Larry and the staff at our November, 2010 board meeting. The other recipients were the City of Lawrence, Sedgwick County RWD #3, and the City of Towanda. You can read more about this at the KDHE web site or in the Lawrence Journal-World .


   Posted December 20, 2010

The December board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 21st, has been canceled.




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