The Bonner Springs Water Division has been in operation for over 100 years. Our water treatment plant produces an average of 1.15 million gallons per day. The source water is pumped from five wells, located on the north bank of the Kansas River and is filtered to remove iron and manganese and disinfected prior to distribution. Our source water is considered “hard” water due to concentrations of calcium found in the aquifer. A small amount of fluoride is found in the groundwater, which we increase slightly through the treatment process. The distribution system consists of 52 miles of water mains, 2,400 meters, 450 fire hydrants, a pump station, and 2 one million gallon storage tanks. Peak water demands in the summer can reach 2 million gallons per day. We purchase some water from the Board of Public Utilities to supply some areas of the city and to offset high demand periods. In addition to providing water to the citizens of Bonner Springs, the Water Division sells water to Rural Water District #7 and Leavenworth Wholesale District # 6. The division has an operating budget of $1.6 million.
Bonner Springs Utilities is a member of the American Water Works Association.