Many people are examining their water bills more closely after using a lot more water during this hot, dry summer. During a week when we’re setting records for water usage, many dread receiving their next water bill. Those who are going through sticker shock may be interested to learn that costs can vary greatly depending on where you live.
Board of Public Utilities customers in Wyandotte County pay 42 cents per 100 gallons for up to 13,764 gallons of water.
In Johnson County, WaterOne customers pay 35 cents for every 100 gallons until they exceed the amount they use during winter months. Then, rates jump to 46 cents per hundred gallons. Kansas City also charges more when customers use more to encourage conservation.