Administration

 

Mission:
To provide safe, reliable, high-quality water to our municipal and water district customers with superior service and value.

Vision:
To set the standard for water utility excellence in terms of water-supply quality, reliability, affordability, regulatory compliance, technology, infrastructure enhancements, customer service, regional cooperation, sustainability, financial stability and management.

The Consumer Confidence Report is provided annually by the utility on July 1st. This report contains information about the quality of the water the City of Beloit has provided to its customers the previous year. Copies of this report are also available at the City Office, 119 N. Hersey or at the Water Treatment Plant, 215 S. Chestnut.

Water Plant

Jim Bentz - Director of Water and Waste Water
Loran Chism - Operator II
Larry Hayden - Operator I
Trevor Gardner - Operator I
Jeff Miner - Water Plant Foreman

Water Systems

Warren Jermark - Foreman
Bart Snyder - Operator II
Eric Short - Operator I
Brad Weidenhaft - Operator 1

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the source of Beloit’s water?

Beloit diverts its water from the Solomon River.  The City’s intake pumps are located at the “dam” in Chautauqua Park.

How many gallons of water does Beloit use per day?

The water treatment plant is capable of producing 1.5 million gallons per day. 

Average usage winter months = 350,000 gals/day.
Average usage summer months = 900,000 gals/day.

In addition to supplying water to the residents of Beloit, the City is the water purveyor for Mitchell County Rural Water District #1.

How many gallons of water are in the water towers?

The large tower, located at the sports complex, holds 500,000 gals.
The small tower, located at 6th& Campbell holds 210,000 gals.
There is also an underground storage tank, located at the water plant which holds 500,000 gals.

What is the Hardness of my water?

The average hardness is 100 milligrams per liter (mg/l) or 6 grains per gallon.

Hardness is the measure of the Calcium & Magnesium content of the water. The term was coined from the fact that it is “hard to make soap suds” in this type of water.  The water treatment plant utilizes a traditional Lime-Soda Ash softening process to greatly reduce the hardness of the City’s potable water.

Does the City add Fluoride to the water?

No. However, there are small amounts of naturally occurring Fluoride in the City’s water

How big is the water distribution system?

There is approximately 60 miles of water main in the system. 

Why are the fire hydrants different colors?

Fire hydrants are color coded based on the gallons per minute of flow they provide.  That information is critical to the Fire Department as they battle fires.

My water is rusty, yellow, blue, green, pink, purple, smells bad, tastes funny. Have you had any other reports like this?

Anytime there is a concern about the quality of the water being delivered to your home or business, please call us.  To report any problems or concerns please contact the Water Treatment Plant at (785) 738-2275 from 8a.m. to 5p.m. or the 24-hour emergency number at (785) 738-5121.

Do you give tours of the water treatment plant?

Yes.  We encourage individuals and groups take a tour of our facilities.  We believe that you will find it extremely educational.

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