City of Olathe Annual Water Quality Report 2017
The City of Olathe produces safe, quality drinking water, meeting or exceeding all state and federal health and safety measures. The City conducts more than 90,000 tests each year to detect and remedy any health safety or water quality issues.
In 2016, the City of Olathe treated 4.57 billion gallons of water obtained from four large collector wells located along the Kansas River aquifer.
Olathe’s untreated source water is obtained from wells located along the Kansas River near DeSoto. As surface water filters through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and other materials. It can also pick up substances resulting from the presence of animal or human activity. The content of the water can also vary with the seasons. Given these diverse circumstances, the City treats the water accordingly to produce high quality water that is safe for our customers.
Learn more about Olathe’s water quality in the 2017 Water Quality Report.