Distribution and Reclamation Maintenance

This division of the Department of Water Resources is responsible for the operation of the water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems for the City of Hays.

Water Meters

Water meters range from 5/8" to 2" with larger sizes available.  All meters must meet NSF standard 61 Annex G compliant to meet AWWA standards.

Water and Sewer Locates

Please contact the Department of Water Resources at 785-628-7380 to file a locate request. The City of Hays does not participate in the Kansas One-Call program.

Dig Safe

Visit the Kansas One-Call website  or call 1-800-344-7233 for information about where and when it's safe to dig, as to not strike water mains.

Backflow Prevention/Cross Connection

Backflow devices must be in place and inspected according to City code. All inspections must be done by a certified inspector and turned into the proper department.

Backflow Prevention Form

Other Services

  • Water Main Breaks
  • Water Meter Reading
  • Fire Hydrant Installations
  • Meter Installations
  • Sanitary Sewer Line Maintenance