Rural Water District #3
Rural Water District 3, which serves 60 percent of the Pottawatomie County’s geographic area, including the municipalities of Asher, Wanette and Dale, is the only Tribal-owned enterprise that is a public utility. It began serving the region in 1997, however, the district was in dire economic straights when the Tribe took over in October 2007. Since then, the district’s water treatment plant has ramped up production by twice the original output.
Rural Water District 3 provides water to residential customers as well as schools, churches and businesses.
Year Established: 1997 – CPN took over operations in 2007