LMI Survey

If you recently received a survey in the mail from the City of Washington, it IS a legitimate survey.

The City of Washington continues to work on prioritizing projects and identifying funding for several projects within the community.

For example, recent water line problems have indicated the need to look at replacement of our aging water system, including valves, hydrants, and lines. As our sewer system continues to age, additional lining and rehabilitation of the lines is necessary. Curb, gutter, road surface and bridge replacement are also on our priority list, as well as completion of the electric voltage conversion project.

There are grant opportunities available which may help to offset potential utility rate or tax increases that might otherwise be necessary to fund these projects.

Part of the process of exploring grant-funded opportunities is to complete an income survey of the citizens of the City of Washington. One of the guidelines to qualify for the grant opportunities is that we must fall in the 51% LMI (Low to Moderate Income) category.

Citizens of the City of Washington will be receiving a letter and a survey in the mail. Responses will be sent to the North Central Regional Planning Commission. No one at the City of Washington will see your responses, and all information will remain anonymous and confidential.

Surveys are due by October 20, 2017, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope has been provided with each address to facilitate ease of submission.

 

2017 CCR Water Report

You may view or download the City of Washington 2017 Consumer Cofidence Report covering calendar year 2016.

This report is a snapshot of the quality of water that was provided by the City of Washington last year. 

SEWER MAINTENANCE

The City of Washington would like to remind all property owners and sewer utility customers that the City of Washington is responsible for the sewer main lines.  The property owner is responsible for the lateral and the tap. 

Due to the recent purchase of the sewer camera system for the city’s sewer mains, staff has noticed numerous privately-owned sewer taps which are displaying root intrusion.  Once these root intrusions invade the city sewer mains, it causes problems and backups on the mains as well as for the property owner. 

Sewer maintenance can help prevent sewer backup problems.  Maintenance measures, including flushing a root killer product, such as Root-X, down the toilet twice a year, can help break up and prevent unnecessary root growth.  This could save costly digging and repair expense.

Also, when the City of Washington is responding to requests for utility locates, as provided through the Kansas One-Call Service, the city will only locate city-owned utilities, up to and including the sewer main.  The City cannot and will not locate privately owned sewer lines from the main to the property.

For a list of what NOT to flush down your sewer, please see the press release below.

What NOT to Flush!!

To view more information on what NOT to flush down your sewer, please click here.

ATV/GOLF CART/WORK-SITE UTILITY VEHICLES/MICRO-UTILITY TRUCKS

In order to operate an ATV, golf cart, micro-utility truck or work-site utility vehicle within the city limits of the City of Washington, you must purchase a permit at City Hall.

PORTABLE OUTDOOR FIREPLACES

The City Council has established guidelines and permit requirements which allow for citizens to use portable outdoor fireplaces, aka "fire pits", inside the city limits.

There is no cost for the permit. Permits may be downloaded here or picked up at City Hall. Guidelines for use may be downloaded here or picked up at City Hall.

Please complete permit and return to City Hall prior to using any portable outdoor fireplace or "fire pit".

 

Now Accepting Debit/Credit Cards

You can now pay your City of Washington account with debit/credit cards or electronic checks in person or online. Convenience fees will apply. Click here for details. Payments take approximately 48 hours to process. If your payment is not deposited into the City's account by the due date, penalties will be applied to your bill.


 


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