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Establish a City utilities account; My Utility Account; view water rates, helpful information and more.

Consumer Information and Education
Learn about water quality and the history of water in Topeka, or take an on-line "tour" of our facility.

New Meter and Main Installations
Apply for water/sewer for new construction; view fees and charges; review our installation standards; learn what we are doing to eliminate red water.

Backflow Prevention/Cross Connection Control
Learn about backflow prevention, cross connection control and lawn sprinkler installation information.

Cost of Service Study-Water, Wastewater and Stormwater
In 2003 the City retained the services of Black & Veatch to analyze the revenue requirements of the water, wastewater and stormwater utilities for the ten year study period of 2003-2012. The study provides an analysis of the cost of service and proposes water and stormwater rates commencing in 2004.

The City of Topeka Water Utility is part of the Public Works Department and is maintained entirely by fees for service. Our central role in the community is to provide fresh, clean drinking water. We process raw water from the Kansas River at our treatment facilities, pump it through hundreds of miles of water mains and deliver it to your tap daily. As the premier provider of water service for northeast Kansas, we encourage business practices and partnerships that strengthen Topeka's economic goals and infrastructure viability.

About Water Pollution Control Division

The mission of Water Pollution Control Division is the protection of the environment and public health through Wastewater and Stormwater Management.

The Water Pollution Control Division operates and maintains two City owned wastewater treatment plant: the Oakland Wastewater Treatment Plant and the North Topeka Wastewater Treatment Plant. The wastewater treatment plants have the combined capacity to treat, on the average, 28 million gallons of wastewater daily. Associated with the wastewater treatment plants are over 76 pump stations, 13,000 manholes, and 840 miles of sewers.

In addition, the Division operates and maintains the storm-water system. The Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of approximately 15,000 storm drains, 200 miles of storm sewers, 35 miles of channels, and 12 miles of river levees within the City of Topeka.


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