Kiowa's water rates to increase next three to five years to pay for improved system\
November 18, 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 approximate $8 million waterline replacement project that is about to begin. At a special meeting November 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....