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Water Department

The Water/Sewer Department consists of 8 full-time employees who are responsible for the City of Holton's Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant, water distribution and collection system and PWWD #18 water treatment plant.  Dennis Ashcraft is the Water/Waste Water Superintendent.  Ashcraft has been with the City of Holton since 1984.

Water Plant

  • Built in 1947 Upgraded in 1981
  • Capacity: 1 million gallons per day
  • Source: Prairie Lake (40 acres) and two wells
  • One stand pipe: 300,000 gallons and one elevated 750,000 gallon storage tank
  • Class III plant

PWWD #18

  • Joint effort between the City of Holton and Rural Water District #3
  • Built in 2002
  • Source: Banner Reservoir (535 surface acres)
  • Capacity: 2 million gallons per day expandable to 3 million gallons per day
  • Utilizes membrane filtration
  • PWWD #18 contracts for the City of Holton to operate the plant.
  • Class IV plant 8 certified operators, 2 class IV, 3 class III and 3 class II

Wastewater Treatment Plan

  • Consists of a three cell aerated lagoon system and an aero mod activated sludge plant
  • Lagoon system built in 1992
  • Capacity 132,000 gallons per day
  • Aero Mod Plant built in 2006
  • Capacity: 528,000 gallons per day
  • 2006 and 2007 KWEA Class III Plant of the Year
  • Class III Plant. Four certified operators: 1 Class IV, 1 Class III and 2 Class I

Distribution System

  • 30 plus miles of water lines ranging from 2" to 12".
  • The majority of the lines are either cast iron or PVC
  • Over 100 fire hydrants

Collection System

  • 30 plus miles of collection system
  • The majority of the system is 8" & 10" with some 15" and 21"
  • The system is mostly clay tile with the remainder PVC
  • A large percentage of the collection system dates back to 1909