Proposed water fee hikes unite city, rural forces in opposition

Garden City Mayor Chris Law wasn’t in Topeka Tuesday, but he would have liked what was said.

Law sent written opposition testimony to a House Water and Environment Committee hearing on the committee’s House Bill 2032. It would generate over $6 million annually for the State Water Plan Fund by raising various fees.

Nearly everyone who testified spoke against it. When it came time for Wichita’s deputy director of Public Works and Utilities Joe Pajor’s turn at the podium, he raced through bullet points made by previous speakers and said, “Ditto.”

(Read more: The Hutchinson News)