Utilites

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Telecommunications


Fully redundant, 100% buried diverse fiber optic routes, fiber-to-the-premises, and the ability to reach businesses with up to 1 Gbps within the city limits of Clay Center.

Twin Valley Telephone has wired Clay County to revolutionize the way you do business and the way you live. Internet speeds over 1 gigabit allow businesses to grow exponentially without having to make drastic changes to infrastructure.


Twin Valley Telephone, Inc             800-515-3311

Vyve Broadband                             785-632-3188

AT&T                                                  855-333-0107

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Electricity


With the construction of a new switching station at the east edge of Clay Center, a new 115 kV transmission line is currently being built and will be available within Clay Center. The transmission line was built in 2012. 70% of the transformers and distribution systems have been rebuilt since 2008. 29.5 megawatts of modern, economical generation can be operated independently of the grid for reliability. Large industrial customers have the ability to negotiate the purchase of electricity from the local Public Utility Commission. The price is locally controlled by tariff rather than by state regulation.


For locations outside the Clay Center Public Utility Commission area, Blue Stem Electric Cooperative, Inc. serves the rural electric loads. They purchase all their wholesale power needs from KEPCo. KEPCo’s six percent ownership in the Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station and the availability of 110 MW of low-cost hydropower provide consumers with sufficient capacity to meet their energy needs. Bluestem Electric is active in promoting rural economic development and job creation projects and, through the Rural Business-Cooperative Service, will help Commercial and Industrial consumers apply for Zero Interest Loan Funds for the development or renovation of potential economic projects.

 

Clay Center Public Utilities           785-632-2139

Bluestem Electric                          800-558-1580

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Natural Gas

Kansas Gas Service provides clean, reliable natural gas to more than 630,000 customers in 360 communities in Kansas. It is a division of ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE), a diversified energy company. ONEOK is the general partner and owns 43.4 percent of ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS), one of the largest publicly traded limited partnerships, which is a leader in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States and owns one of the nation’s premier natural gas liquids (NGL) systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions with key market centers. ONEOK is among the largest natural gas distributors in the United States, serving more than 2 million customers in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas. Its energy services operation focuses primarily on marketing natural gas and related services throughout the United States. ONEOK is a Fortune 500 company and is included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index.

Kansas Gas Service

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Water/Sewer


A three-million-gallon-per-day reverse osmosis water plant, which was designed for expansion to 4.5 million gallons per day, is operated by the Clay Center Public Utilities. Production is monitored 24 hours per day and stability is maintained with an abundant supply and some of the oldest and largest senior water rights in the state. The circulated product is a blend of 87% osmosis-treated water and 13% green sand-filtered water. 100% RO water is available if needed.

Water - Clay Center Public Utilities           785-632-2139

Sewer - City of Clay Center                       785-632-5454

Water and Sewer - City of Wakefield

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