The Water Department is responsible for the miles of water lines which distribute water from our treatment facility, located on East McKay St.

Frontenac’s water supply is provided by three deep wells located in the Ozark aquifer, one of the most important sources of water for southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri, and northeast Oklahoma. These wells supply over 1480 water meters with between 80 and 90 million gallons of water per year.  A nearby water treatment facility provides aeration, chlorine and filter treatment before being sent to two elevated water towers.

Frontenac’s water is routinely tested regularly to meet drinking water standards.

Improvements

In order to meet current and future needs, Frontenac has committed to the renovation of it’s water treatment facility to include additional services such as odor control and water softening, the replacement of a water tower which was built in the early 1900s, and upgraded lines and pumps. The estimated price tag of around $6 million will be paid by a KDHE loan and by taking advantage of nearly $1.3 million in loan forgiveness by providing water softening, and reducing contaminates such as radium, which affects a number of deep water wells nationwide. This project is scheduled to be completed by August, 2022.

Rates

Residential In City Limits

$19.46 Minimum charge not in excess of 2,000 gallons

$0.56 Charge for each one hundred gallons per month above the minimum of 2,000 gallons

Residential Outside City Limits

$24.95 Minimum charge not in excess of 2,000 gallons

$0.67 Charge for each one hundred gallons per month above the minimum of 2,000 gallons

Businesses

$25.46 Minimum charge not in excess of 2,000 gallons

$0.61 Charge for each one hundred gallons per month above the minimum of 2,000 gallons

Water Fees

$300.00 service charge plus materials and labor for installation of a new meter

$6.83 per meter monthly service charge

$0.50 Water Protection Fee 

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