First Impressions Program

Washington Chamber of Commerce, along with the Washington City Council, participated in the K-State Research & Extension First Impressions Program. The program matches similar communities and participants visit the communities and report on their "First Impression" of the community visited.

On Tuesday, November 27, a public meeting was held, and Nancy Daniels, K-State Research & Extension, presented the information receivedfrom the visitors. The report and presentation are below.

Washington First Impressions Presentation

Washington First Impressions Report

2018 Christmas Lighting Contest

1st Place – FREE Electricity in December.
2nd Place -- $50 off Electricity.
3rd Place -- $25 off Electricity.

Credits will be applied to bill due Feb. 10, 2019.

Judging will take place Thursday, Dec. 20.

For more information contact City Hall at 785-325-2284.


2018 CCR Water Report

You may view or download the City of Washington 2018 Consumer Cofidence Report covering calendar year 2017.

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


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 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.


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.


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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