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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.
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Yes. We encourage individuals and groups take a tour of our facilities. We believe that you will find it extremely educational.
No. However, there are small amounts of naturally occurring Fluoride in the City's water.
There is approximately 60 miles of water main in the system.
The water treatment plant is capable of producing 1.5 million gallons per day.
In addition to supplying water to the residents of Beloit, the City is the water purveyor for Mitchell County Rural Water District Number 1.
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 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the 24-hour emergency number at 785-738-5121.
The average hardness is 100 milligrams per liter (mg/l) or 6 grains per gallon.
Hardness is the measure of the Calcium and 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.
Beloit diverts its water from the Solomon River. The City's intake pumps are located at the "dam" in Chautauqua Park.