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 Fort Riley Utility Services, Inc. (FRUS), a wholly owned subsidiary of ASUS, as their sole provider for water distribution and wastewater collection. Following several months of transition, FRUS began a 50-year privatization contract in 2018.
FRUS is responsible for the complete operation, maintenance, and renewal of water and wastewater resources for this historic military base. The company owns and oversees a variety of utility assets, including 900,000 feet of water piping and almost 700,000 feet of wastewater piping; 13 storage tanks with nearly 6 million gallons of storage capacity; 51 wastewater lift stations; 11 wells; 7 booster pumping stations; one water treatment plant; and one wastewater treatment plant. Our state-certified operators 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, FRUS also participates in the construction of major infrastructure projects to further support the growth of Fort Riley. With a deep commitment to customer care, FRUS 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. FRUS also puts a strong focus on water efficiency, actively providing educational outreach for customers to further encourage better resource management.
We at FRUS 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.