Water Reclamation & Reuse

Water Reclamation & Reuse is a branch of the Department of Water Resources and operates the City’s wastewater treatment and water reuse facilities, meeting or exceeding all State and Federal regulations.

Water Reclamation & Reuse Facility

The Chetolah Creek Water Reclamation & Reuse Facility treats approximately 1.8 million gallons of wastewater a day. In any given year, approximately 25% of the treated water is beneficially reused as irrigation water for multiple outdoor recreation facilities, including the Fort Hays Municipal Golf Course, Bickle-Schmidt Sports Complex and the Fort Hays State University soccer and track & field complexes. Additionally, the Department of Water Resources performs sanitary sewer line maintenance on 115 miles of sewer lines throughout the City of Hays.

Treatment Process