Under the direction of Fred Jones, Garden City’s Water Systems Resource Manager, the city has taken great steps to address water issues head on. Fred is no stranger to water projects, having previously served as the city administrator for the City of Lakin, where he oversaw the financing, permitting, development and construction of Lakin’s reverse osmosis water treatment plant. His expertise has assisted in many exciting projects in Garden City.
The City of Garden City recognizes water as its most important natural resource. Therefore, the City Commission has made it a goal to address water regionally in a manner that preserves both quality and quantity. To achieve this goal, the city is present and active in regional and statewide water policy discussions. In addition, Garden City is working to develop reuse strategies as well as residential water use reduction strategies. The goal of these efforts is to preserve water for purposes that provide opportunities for growth and prosperity for residents while making Garden City a better place to live, work and play.