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Permits are required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, or plumbing system.
The individual or the contractor doing the work should always obtain their own permit. A homeowner can obtain their own permit only if they are going to do the work. If a contractor or anyone other than the homeowner is going to do the work, they should get the permit. Homeowners are always responsible for what takes place on their property, therefore if a homeowner has someone do work for them that requires a permit, both parties are responsible.
To rent an athletic facility, please call Parks and Recreation at 316-321-9100 ext. 130
To rent the Train Depot or Civic Center, please call Community Marketing at 316-321-9100 ext. 126
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Please call the Public Works Department at 322-4481
El Dorado Reservoir is an 8,400-acre lake with a storage capacity of over 50 billion gallons. This amount of storage should allow the city to draw 22 million gallons per day even in what is classified as a 50-year drought. Water from the lake is transported through large mains to the water treatment plant.
In addition to having an interest in the job, please review the job posting to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the job.
Visit Kansas HRePartners to view open positions and apply.
Job postings are updated every Monday by noon.
Some job advertisements will indicate a specific closing date. Others will not have a closing date listed, meaning that the position may close at any time, depending on where the hiring supervisor is in the process.
On average, it takes two to four weeks for the departments to review and schedule interviews for selected applicants. In some cases, the process may take longer.
Hiring for final applicants will be contingent upon the completion of a successful pre-employment screening. Also, please be aware that if you are made a job offer and accept, you are required to provide acceptable documentation to establish your identity and your eligibility to work (per the Immigration Reform and Control Act).Click link for a list of acceptable documents.
Applicants may request an accommodation, if needed, to complete the employment application process. Requests should be communicated to the Human Resources Department at 316-321-9100 or by writing to: City of El Dorado, Attn: Human Resources Department220 E. 1st AveEl Dorado, KS 67042.
The City of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) committed to an alcohol / drug-free workplace and to providing equal opportunities regardless of age, race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
Upon receiving your application, HRePartners will send you a confirmation email letting you know we are processing your application. Applications are reviewed and those selected for the next step will be contacted by phone.
Fall/Winter hours at the Activity Center are:Monday - Thursday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Friday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Saturday - Closed & Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If you live within the city limits of El Dorado the park rental fee is $25.00. Outside of the city limits the fee is $35.00. Parks available for reservation are East Park, Forest Park (Pool Park), and North Main Park (Girl Scout Park).
The Municipal Pool opens Memorial Day and closes August 12. The Spray Parks open Memorial Day and close on Labor Day depending on the weather. The Pool is open: 7 days a week 1:00 - 6:00. The Spray Parks are open: 7 Days a Week 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
We start accepting applications for summer employment at the beginning of January. Please apply online at https://ks-eldorado.civicplushrms.com/careers/
Although El Dorado’s source water is of very high quality, extensive treatment is still needed to meet strict quality standards for drinking water. The El Dorado Water Treatment Plant is a traditional treatment facility, meaning the raw water undergoes disinfection, flocculation, sedimentation, and lastly filtration. Using a host of time tested mechanisms, we have been delivering a quality award winning product for over 80 years.
Algae taste and odor are usually not a problem in El Dorado for two reasons. First, we have very clean, good quality source water in El Dorado Lake with low nutrient levels. Excessive nutrients lead to algae blooms. Second, to combat any possible unpleasant tastes and odors associated with algal blooms we have multiple barriers in place to absorb and remove these unwelcome qualities continuously to produce the best tasting water possible.
The superior quality of El Dorado Water Treatment Facility’s drinking water is the result of a combination of the proper operation of a multistage treatment facility and a laboratory that performs 2,500 monthly tests on samples taken during the treatment process and throughout the 129 miles of distribution system piping. El Dorado currently has 5 personnel that hold a Class IV Water Operator’s license, the state’s highest certification level. Water quality is monitored 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Chemical dosages are scrutinized daily and sophisticated instrumentation keeps a close watch on water quality. Click here El Dorado Consumer Confidence Report to see the most recent CCR or request a hard copy by calling the Water Department at 316-321-9100.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends all cities switch from chloramines to free chlorine for a short period each year to thoroughly disinfect the distribution system. The type of chlorine normally in the water, chloramines, has no chlorine taste or odor, which most people prefer, but it is not as powerful a disinfectant as free chlorine. Most people will notice the change in the taste while we perform this recommended switch for a short period each year.
Yes. Most water sources have naturally occurring Fluoride, including El Dorado lake, which has about 0.20 ppm of Fluoride. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends a dosage of no more than 0.7 ppm, so we add another 0.30 ppm to the 0.20 naturally occurring for a total concentration of 0.50 ppm. El Dorado has been fluoridating water since the 1950's.
In accordance with regulations set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the Public Utilities Department implemented a Cross-Connection Backflow Prevention Program many years ago to help safeguard the citizens of El Dorado against backflow and back siphonage. This program requires backflow assemblies on any connection to city water where there is a potential for contamination. These potential hazards include but are not limited too irrigation systems, fire suppression systems, boilers, medical equipment, chemical mixing vessels and many more, if you have a question as to weather or not your application needs an assembly please call (316)-322-4443 or a plumbing professional . You can help protect our water by making sure your outside faucets are protected with an atmospheric vacuum breaker as well. In most homes built after 1990, the outside faucets have built-in atmospheric vacuum breakers. But for those without, we have a limited supply of atmospheric vacuum breakers available free of charge at the water treatment plant. Please contact us for more information at (316)-322-4443.
We operate 24/7, with either personnel on-duty or on-call. We urge citizens with water or sewer issues, please contact the Utilities Department at 316-322-4448 during business office hours (7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.).
However, if you experience problems after business hours (3:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.), for water or sewer issues, call our on-call personnel at 316-323-4987 or 316-323-4997. We will check the city sewer first, at no expense to the customer, to assist in the elimination of the problem.