April 24, 2014

Rate changes approved for water, wastewater

The Gardner city council approved rate changes for water and wastewater at its Oct. 15, 2012 meeting. For usage in January 2013, water rates will increase 8 percent and wastewater rates will increase 11 percent. These changes will be reflected on February 2013 statements.
The following is a summary of the rate changes by utility:
Water Rates
Water rates will be increasing 8 percent. The monthly service charge will increase from $10.70 to $11.55. The cost for the first 40,000 gallons of water will go from $4.80 per thousand gallons to $5.15 per thousand gallons. The average increase for a residential water customer is $3.05 per month.
Wastewater Rates
Wastewater rates will increase 11 percent. The monthly service charge will increase from $10.70 to $11.90. The usage charge will go from $6.85 per thousand gallons to $7.60 per thousand gallons of water used. The average increase for a residential wastewater customer is $4.90 per month.
(Source: City of Gardner “Inside Gardner” newsletter)

Comments

  1. Judith Rogers says:

    And what does the future hold for you??? Go to http://www.gardnerkansas.gov/news/article/notice_of_public_hearing to get a hint.

    Why does the wastewater system need to be expanded??? Will ALL entities within the city of Gardner be paying their FULL TAXES AND UTILITY BILLS to pay for the needs of the community???

    I am sure you will see in the coming year and beyond that the politicians will be more than glad to give a sweet deal to the thieves who want to come here but not meet their full responsibility but, as usual, want to transfer their tax burden and other costs to average citizens. You have an election coming up and you, the citizen, might want to consider how your politicians will be working for you or working against you. Elections do have consequences – especially to your wallet/bank account and most of all what Sam Hill you be living with as you will soon be finding out and experiencing.

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