Water Utility Overview
The City of Osage City owns and operates a Class 3 Water Plant. There are six state-certified employees who operate the plant, three of which are Class Four certified. The main water source for the City is Melvern Lake and the secondary source is the Osage City Lake.
Osage City also owns and maintains the City’s water distribution system. There are 31 miles of water mains in the City. The distribution system is constructed of 60% plastic, 34% cast iron, and 6% miscellaneous piping.
Water tower storage for the City is 500,000 gallons, with an additional storage capacity of 200,000 gallons at the Water Plant. Osage City also supplies other entities with treated water. The City of Burlingame and the rural water district are both customers of Osage City. The City can produce 1.6 million gallons a day (MGD).
Water Plant The City’s current water plant was constructed in 1987. Current upgrades planned for the water plant are planned in 2003. The upgrades will include the installation of a fourth filter, new solids contact basin, along with turbidity monitoring equipment and other monitoring equipment required.