Established in 1853, and located on the Kansas River, Fort Riley is home to the First Infantry Division – the famed “Big Red One.” The installation spans over 100,000 acres between Junction City and Manhattan, Kansas. In late 2017, the U.S. Army selected American States Utility Services, Inc. as their sole provider for water distribution and wastewater collection. Following several months of transition, ASUS will begin a 50-year privatization contract in 2018.
ASUS is responsible for the complete operation, maintenance, and renewal of water and wastewater resources for this historic military base. The company will own and oversee a variety of utility assets, including 1 million feet of water piping and over 750,000 feet of wastewater piping; 11 storage tanks with nearly 6 million gallons of storage capacity; 43 wastewater lift stations; 11 wells; 5 booster pumping stations; one water treatment plant; and one wastewater treatment plant. Our state-certified operators will ensure the safe delivery of all potable water and the secure removal of wastewater, carefully adhering to both local and federal regulations.
On top of these routine responsibilities, ASUS will also participate in the construction of major infrastructure projects to further support the growth of Fort Riley. With a deep commitment to customer care, ASUS works diligently to protect every drop of water. As a utility provider, we constantly analyze our distribution and collection systems to determine which areas might need repair, replacement, or even supplementary facilities. ASUS also puts a strong focus on water efficiency, actively providing educational outreach for customers to further encourage better resource management.
We at ASUS are proud to be able to provide our services to the over 50,000 military personnel, civilians, and family members who live and work at Fort Riley. We are honored to support the role these people play in defending the country, both at home and abroad.