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City Code regulates uncontrolled growth of grass and weeds on private property and the right-of-way adjoining it. Notices will be issued for growth above 12 inches on lots with a structure and 18 inches on vacant lots. Kansas Statute provides that repeat violations within the same year do not require additional notice to the owner which allows cities to cut grass and weeds at the property owner's expense without further notice.
Motor vehicles are considered a nuisance when not properly registered and tagged, parked in violation to city ordinance, incapable of moving under its own power, junked, wrecked, or other inoperable condition. Multiple conditions can raise the presumption that a vehicle is junked, wrecked or inoperable including the following: absence of a current registration plate upon the vehicle, placement on jacks, blocks or other supports and the absence of one or multiple parts that are necessary for the lawful street operation of the vehicle.
Property owners are responsible for trimming any tree branches encroaching the abutting right-of way in a manner which promotes safe and healthy trees and shrubs. Additionally, property owners are responsible maintaining or removing any tree or shrub on private property that is a nuisance, is diseased, or in any other way endangers the public health and safety.
Accumulation of rubbish such as vehicle parts, open or closed containers of engine or transmission oil, appliances, discarded furniture and household items, trash, limbs and piles of yard waste not under active composting cannot be stored outdoors and must be properly disposed of.
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No. Roof drains and sump pumps must be discharged over the ground or into the storm sewer system. Storm water infiltration and other unmetered waters discharged into the sanitary sewer system increase the overall treatment costs.
Yes. We encourage individuals and groups take a tour of our facilities. We believe that you will find it extremely educational. Call 738-3821 to set up a tour of the plant.
There is approximately 65 miles of sewer main, over 600 manholes and 9 sewer lift stations.
The City's Sewer Collections crew will readily answer such inquiries. Contact the Distribution / Maintenance Department at 785-738-3781 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or the 24-hour emergency number at 785-738-5121. Sewer maintenance personnel will be dispatched to the location. If a problem is found in the City's sewer, it will be corrected. However, if the problem is not city related, you will be notified and a plumber should be contacted.
We send sampling results to Kansas Department of Health and Environment each month as required by our National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit No. KS0021903, and Kansas Water Pollution Control Permit No. M-SO05-IO01.
The average daily flow is 350,000 gallons.
The normal holding capacity of the wastewater treatment plant is 1.2 million gallons. However, it is capable of successfully treating 2.2 million gallons in emergency situations. Only wastewater that goes into the sanitary sewer system goes to the treatment plant. Rainwater that goes into the storm sewers is discharged directly to the river without being treated.
No. In the summer months, some of the water is diverted to the Beloit Country Club, where it is used to water the golf course.
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.
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.