City of Belle Plaine, Kansas

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Boil Water Advisory rescinded

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has rescinded a Boil Water Advisory for Belle Plaine water customers. Testing was completed this afternoon and showed no indication of bacterial contaminants. Nearly all residents can consume the water safely. A nitrate warning is still in effect and infants, nursing and pregnant mothers, and those with immune-compromised health issues should continue to get their drinking water from another source.

Sewer Cleaning set

The annual sewer cleaning process will begin Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 in Belle Plaine. Residents from First to 10th, from Washington to Main; Seventh from Logan to Washington; and Fourth from Washington to Merchant should be prepared through the end of the week.


Sewer lines can develop air pressure or a partial vacuum from the cleaning process. Usually, any excess air pressure or vacuum will dissipate through your plumbing vents, but occasionally there are homes with inadequate plumbing vents (no vents, undersized vents, or obstructed vents). In the case of inadequate venting air pressure could escape through your toilet, floor, sink, tub or shower drains causing an unpleasant odor. To guard against this possibility please:

COVER ALL FLOOR DRAINS WITH PLASTIC AND PLACE A WEIGHT ON THE PLASTIC.

COVER ALL TOILETS WITH PLASTIC AND CLOSE THE LID ON THE PLASTIC.

IF YOU SHOULD EXPERIENCE AN UNPLEASANT ODOR, RUN WATER INTO EACH DRAIN TO RE-FILL THE TRAPS.

Water and drains may be used as normal.

The cleaning of sanitary sewers is necessary to help prevent stoppages.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

If you have questions, please call: 620-488-3433.

Fall Citywide Cleanup 2022.pdf
Notice 07-22-22.pdf

FAQ

A list of Frequently Asked Questions on Belle Plaine's water issues can be found on the Water Page by clicking here.

NITRATE WARNING CONTINUES

Bottled water is available at City Hall for residents who are pregnant, nursing infants, have infants at home, or who have written orders from a health care provider.

The City of Belle Plaine continues under a nitrate warning, due to testing on July 6, 2022 which shows one of the three city water wells tests above the highest federal level for safety from nitrate concentrations.

Efforts to improve the system continue. Wilson & Co., engineers, are creating a model of the water system and a phased plan for the changes, which will include improvements to infrastructure, a new water tower, water well work, and a water treatment plant. An October 2020 inspection of the 107-year-old water tower showed that nearly $275,000 in maintenance is needed there.

Along with the reports and plan by the engineers, a grant writer is working on a Community Development Block Grant application.

Pet Waste Stations installed

Pet Waste Stations have been installed at several locations in Belle Plaine. Residents who walk their pets can take advantage of the stations at the following locations:

*Morley Field

*Watson Park

*City Park

*Community Center

*High School in the 900 block of North Merchant

*RV Park

Maintenance fleet gets update

The City Maintenance Department fleet has been updated with the purchase of two new pickups. Both trucks have the City logo, so they can be easily recognized when on local job sites.

Sign up to receive your utility bill electronically

Click here or use the form at the bottom of this page to sign up for the service which will deliver your utility bill via e-mail. The completed form can be e-mailed to cityofbp@bpks.org.

Your bill will be e-mailed on the last working day of each month and no other terms on the account change. The due date for payment remains the 15th of the month, with unpaid accounts subject to disconnection on the 25th of each month. Those who have signed up for automatic debit on the 15th will continue to have that service.

For additional information, contact Belle Plaine City Hall at (620) 488-3433.

E-bill Sign up form.pdf

Help is available for trash carts

Those who are physically unable to move their trash cart to the curb can have their carts picked up from a location at the front of the house.

If you are unable to move the large trash carts to the curb, due to physical limitations, contact City Hall at 620-488-3433. Waste Connections will pick up the cart in those cases from the front of the home.

The carts must be visible from the street and cannot be in the back yard for this service.

Siren provides improved coverage

The City of Belle Plaine installed a new storm siren in 2018, bringing a critical update to safety during storm season.

The new siren was installed at 5th and Washington, in an area which allows better sound coverage for all areas of the community. The new siren is also more efficient in operations and dependability.

Sirens will be tested on the first Monday of each month at 11 a.m.

Keep pets tagged under City Code

All cats and dogs in Belle Plaine must be licensed and tagged under City Code. Licensing helps ensure public (and animal) health by requiring up-to-date rabies vaccinations. More importantly, if they are found running loose, Belle Plaine police have a better chance of finding the owner quickly.

Licensing is easy – bring the vaccination certificate from your veterinarian to City Hall and pay $10 (only $5 if they are spayed or neutered) for the tag.

City Code states that pets not tagged by March 1 will pay double fees. That is enforced.

Eliminate the need to write one check a month

Pay your monthly bill by bank draft on the 15th

Your Utility Bill can be paid by a bank draft on the 15th of each month – at no additional charge to you.

All you need to do is fill out a City of Belle Plaine Debit Authorization form and attach a voided check or deposit slip. The form can be found by scrolling to the bottom of this page or by clicking here.

You will receive a copy of your bill each month so you can be prepared for the withdrawal.

Community storm shelter

is at Belle Plaine Middle School gym

The Middle School gym at 8th and Merchant will serve as the community storm shelter during severe weather. Enter at the entrance facing 8th Street.

Belle Plaine Police will no longer be opening the local churches which formerly served as shelters. The gymnasium is designed to withstand an F5 tornado and meets FEMA standards for such buildings.

Pets can be taken to the shelter, but they must be crated or caged.

City holiday closings in 2022

The complete schedule for 2022 for holiday observance by the City of Belle Plaine is below. All City offices will be closed on these days:

New Year’s Day – Friday, December 31, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Monday, January 17

President’s Day – Monday, February 21

Memorial Day – Monday, May 30

Independence Day – Monday, July 4

Labor Day – Monday, September 5

Veteran’s Day –Friday, November 11

Thanksgiving Day and Friday after – November 24 and 25

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day – Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26

Report street light outages

Is a street light out in your neighborhood in Belle Plaine?

Gather the number of the pole (It starts with either A or B and has 5 digits and is about 9 feet up on the pole), and the approximate address of the pole. It can be reported to City Hall at 620-488-3433 or online at www.evergy.com You must click on "Outages" and then "Report Streetlight Outage" to enter the information.


Debit Authorization.pdf
E-bill Sign up form.pdf
Floodplain Mgt Ordinance 60.3(d) 030617 REV.pdf
Kansas Senate Presentaion 2-18-21.pdf
Viking Tank Inspection Report 11-5-20.pdf

Contact Us

PHONE

(620)488-3433


FAX

(620)488-3390

Address

401 N Merchant

PO Box 157

Belle Plaine, KS 67013


Email

cityofbp@bpks.org

City Building Hours

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Thursday

7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Friday