Quality on Tap:
Our Committment and Profession
Public Water Supply Distict No. 4 is proud to serve our patrons living in Platte & Clay County, MO.
Our job #1 is to manage the water resources for our patrons.
During Cold Weather, Take Preventative Action
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
- When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
- If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
To Thaw Frozen Pipes
- If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation.
- Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
- Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.
- Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you can not thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.
- Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.
For more information, visit the American Red Cross website
Due to an increase in wholesale water rates, starting May 1, 2014 Platte 4's rates will go up to $6.27 for every 1,000 gallons. Our $12 minimum will remain the same.
Christmas Trees can be recycled in Platte City at the yard waste drop off site at 99 W. Mill St. Call 858-3046 or click below for more information.
The cost of membership (a new Meter) is $4,400 as of January 1, 2014. Deposits for service remain $100.
2011 - Sanitary Report - Platte 4 scores extremely well "with no violations or significant deficiencies".
Inspection & Final_Comments
2008 MDNR Inspection Report
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Platte 4 strives to achieve the highest level of service for out 7,000 patrons in a 39 square mile area located North and to the West of KCI Airport.
For answers to frequently asked questions about rates, policies and water service visit our FAQ Page.
For downloadable letters, recognitions and reports including meeting minutes visit the Public Information Archive page.
MRWA System of the Year - 2006
MRWA Source Water Plan - 2008
229 Marshall Road, P.O. Box 1940 Platte City, MO
Telephone (816) – 858-2782
Fax Line (816) – 858-3960
Open Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Closed on Holidays
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