Our Mission

At Franklin County Rural Water District 1, we are committed to providing safe, high quality water services to our community, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation.

Bill Payment Options

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Conservation Tips

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Time to Flush Lines for Our Ottawa Customers

July 23, 2019

Franklin County Rural Water District #1 purchases water for our customers from the City of Ottawa, the City of Wellsville, and Miami County Rural Water District #2.

This month, City of Ottawa will begin their "free burn."  This is a month long period when Free Chlorine, as opposed to Combined Chlorine, is used throughout the distribution system as a powerful disinfectant.  This is done as a preventative measure to keep our water system clean so we can provide the best water for our customers' use.  You may notice a stronger than usual chlorine taste and smell to the water.  This is only temporary, and it is necessary to "burn out" the system and kill certain "nitrifying" bacteria that...

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Safe Drinking Water

Safe Drinking Water

September 01, 2019

The last time you turned on a tap to brush your teeth, or fill a glass, or add 1/2 cup of water to a recipe, did you happen to wonder about the safety or cleanliness of the water? Almost certainly not. You didn't have to. You could rest assured that your drinking water was free from harm— untainted. This is one of the great privileges of living where we live . . . and when we live. 

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