Kiowa's water rates to increase next 3–5 years to pay for improved system
November 11, 2020
It's nothing new or unexpected that the City of Kiowa, Kansas, will increase their water rates in increments over time. It's necessary to make payments on the approximately $8 million waterline replacement project that is about to begin. At a special meeting Nov. 2 the subject was discussed.
Phil Fishburn, a certified planner, of Wichita attended the meeting to discuss water rates. Mayor Bill Watson said the city will have to increase water rates in a stair-step process (over three to five years) to make the first payment on the loan. The first payment is due when the project is finished....