The City of Westmoreland utilities/maintenance staff will be testing/flushing fire hydrants and flushing water mains throughout town, weather permitting, the next three months. You may see them operating hydrants and valves, and notice water running down the street. Although it may appear to waste water, this is an important preventative maintenance activity we undertake to maintain the integrity of the water system and allow us to continue to deliver the highest quality water possible to our customers and is required by KDHE. The primary purpose of this program is to verify the proper operation of the city's fire hydrants through periodic inspections, flow testing, and preventative maintenance. Fire hydrant flushing may cause temporary inconveniences such as a reduction in water pressure and aesthetic issues such as discoloration of the drinking water. Discolored water poses no threat to the public's health, but it will stain laundry and if consumed may have an unpleasant taste. Residents should be certain all discolored water is out of their home's plumbing and hot water heater prior to laundering clothes or drinking. If you notice discolored water coming from your fixtures, please flush the cold-water side for approximately 5 minutes. Although residents may experience some temporary inconveniences, the flushing program is necessary to maintain a good water supply for both firefighting and domestic purposes. Your cooperation with this program is appreciated. If you experience continued loss of pressure or water discoloration, please contact the City's Utilities/Maintenance Supervisor, Robert Krohn, at 785-456-4392. Thank you.
The City of Westmoreland, Kansas is the county seat for Pottawatomie County.
Established in 1853, Westmoreland was once a stop for travelers on the Oregon Trail. South of town on Highway 99 is a roadside park dedicated to those travelers complete with informational signage and a covered wagon and oxen sculptured by Ernest White, local resident.
Westmoreland is home to one of the top elementary schools in the State of Kansas as well as in the school district which can lay claim to having a Blue Ribbon Junior/Senior High School by the U.S. Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon Award is considered the highest honor an American school can achieve.
The City of Westmoreland owns and maintains a 16 pad RV Park along Highway 99. Campers will find 12 sites with full hookups, a playground for children, 2 horse shoe pits, a bathhouse (operational after the first frost in the spring until the first freezing temperature in the winter).
If you are interested in reserving the Frank Memorial Shelter at the RV Park, please click the button below for the reservation form and rules.
Adjacent to the RV Park is a 9 hole disc golf course and the city swimming pool.
There is also another shelter house south of the Hand Dug Well that can be reserved as well. If interested, please click the button below for the reservation form and rules.
We hope that you will consider visiting us in the near future, and possibly deciding to live here!