Water Services and Rates

Water Distribution System

The Airport Commission provides nearly 250 million gallons of water to over 60 resident businesses, the JCPRD New Century Field House, 220 units at Woodstone Apartments, the Community Correction campus and the Fred Allenbrand Justice Center. 


The Airport Commission maintains a 3 million gallon, above ground tank that serves as the primary storage and distribution facility as well as two underground storage tanks, totaling 750,000 gallons, that serve as a secondary distribution point. Incoming and outgoing water is measured by a recently updated SCADA system, while water entering resident businesses and facilities is monitored by a fleet of 90 plus digital meters. Customers are responsible for fire lines and water service lines from the point of connection to the Commission’s main line.


Distributed water is purchased from the cities of Gardner and Olathe. Click on the city name for water quality reports. Water testing is performed at different locations throughout New Century Commerce Center on a regular basis. Water samples are submitted to the State of Kansas per state and federal laws.

Recent Improvements

2021: Complete Neptune digital meter replacement for entire water system and the replacement of 450 feet of 6 inch water main along Sumner Way, which was prone to breaks in the past.

2015: Water system technology improvements including replacement and upgrade of the SCADA system and retrofitting of the meters to the Neptune Radio Read system.  Hardware improvements including new skid pumps for each pump station, interior cleaning and painting of the 3 million gallon storage tank, and a minor interior remodel of the main pump station.