Public Works

Supervisor – James Palacio

email: publicworks@scrantonks.com

 

Some of the public works department responsibilities are daily maintenance and repair, preventive maintenance, installation of new service connections, purchasing, and reading meters.

Authorized employees of the city may enter upon any premises at reasonable hours for the purpose of reading the meter or servicing or inspecting meters or service lines.

It shall be unlawful for any person to break the seal of any meter, to alter the register or mechanism of any meter, or to make any outlet or connection in any manner so that service supplied by the city may be used or wasted without being metered. It shall be unlawful for any person except an authorized employee of the city to turn any meter on or off. For your personal safety and the preservation of city property, please contact the city clerk’s office when a utility service needs to be connected or disconnected and an employee will be sent to handle your request.

The City of Scranton does not locate homeowner’s service lines. We are only responsible for locating the city’s main lines. The city recommends installing a locater wire with your new or replacement utility service.

 

Some of the long range goals the council has set for the electric department include, but are not limited to: upgrading all current transformers, balancing the city’s load, upgrading customers to a 200 amp service, upgrade electrical lines and replacing poles.

The Electric Utility Department is strictly a distribution system. The city does not generate any of its own power. We contract the services of EMG Inc. to help keep costs at a minimum for our customers. EMGNow

Scranton is a member of the Kansas Power Pool. KPP’s primary focus of the power pool is to insure a consistent, reliable supply of power to it’s cities at the lowest possible price.

Scranton is a member of the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency. “Throughout its history, KMEA has continued to find new ways to help its member cities address the ever-increasing challenges of providing electricity to their customers. Those methods have included monitoring legislative and regulatory issues and advocating on the behalf of members, negotiating for economical prices and long-term contracts for power, designing and refining a Mutual Aid program for electrical crises, keeping tabs on trends and events that will affect our industry, and capitalizing on situations that present opportunities for our members.”

 

The city distributes water purchased from Rural Water District #5, Overbrook, KS

Council’s long range goals for water are to update the pump house, study the long term tower capacity, and identify and repair leaks.

The owner of all houses, buildings, or properties used for human occupancy, employment, recreation, or other purpose, situated within the city abutting on any street, alley or right-of-way in which there is now located or may in the future be located public water mains, is hereby required at his or her own expense to make connection to such public water main.

Scranton is a member of the Kansa Rural Water Association. “KRWA mission statement is to provide education, technical assistance, and leadership to water and wastewater utilities to enhance public health and to sustain Kansas communities.”

 

No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged, either directly of indirectly, any storm water, surface water, ground water, roof runoff, or subsurface drainage, including street drainage, interior and exterior foundation or footing drains, sump pumps from foundation drains, roof downspouts or drains, crawl space drains, garage drains, areaway and yard drains, uncontaminated cooling water, unpolluted industrial process waters, or any other source of surface runoff or ground water, to any sanitary sewer.

IN AN AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL

785-793-2336


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