Fees & Rates

Administrative Fee

There is a ($10.00) non-refundable administrative and meter reading fee charged for all service connections and transfers involving a new or revised water service account.

Second Trip Service Fee

In the event our Serviceman is unable to leave the water meter on due to flow at the water meter (i.e. leaks, faucets left on, toilets running) and the customer or a customer's representative is not present to shut off the water flow, the serviceman will not leave the water meter on. The Waterworks will bill the customer's account ($25.00) for a second trip service charge.

Reconnection Fees

Reconnection fees for non-payment are charged during both regular ($30.00) and after hours ($40.00).

Returned Check Fee

A $30.00 charge is made for all returned checks. If disconnection occurs, the amount of the returned check, the returned check charge and the reconnect charge ($30/$40) must be received by the Waterworks before service can be restored. Payment must be made with cash or money order only. The Waterworks reserves the right to require customers with returned checks to become cash only customers and to increase the security deposit amount.

After Hours Service Call Fee

A charge is made for all service calls after 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday and anytime during weekends or holidays. Please ask our representative for the amount of the charge prior to scheduling a service call. (913)727-1902

Meter Long-Term Maintenance Fee

The Leavenworth Waterworks Board changed the Waterworks' "meter upgrade fee" to a "meter long-term maintenance fee." The fee is applied to the next water customer (owner or tenant) whenever a meter has been idle for three or more years. The amount of the fee is $100 effective July 9, 2012. The purpose of the fee is to cover monitoring and maintenance costs of the meter during the idle period.

Illegal Tampering Fee

Meter tampering is not allowed. The consequence can be service disconnection, reconnection charges, security deposit increase, fines and damage assessments.

Water Rates and Cost

(Effective April 01, 2016). The Waterworks Board sets rates on a declining rate structure. In other words, as water usage increases, the water rate decreases. A base (minimum) charge of $12.63 applies to all retail customers each month. This base charge also pays for the first two units (0,1 or 2 units) of water usage. An additional amount is then charged for each unit above the base charge for the first two units. The retail water rates for additional usages above two units are as follows:

-for the next 3 to 10 units of usage, the rate is $3.85 per unit.
-for the next 11 to 50 units of usage, the rate is $3.53 per unit.
-for the next 51-1000 units of usage, the rate is $2.94 per unit.
-for 1001 and over units of usage, the rate is $2.23 per unit.

The below chart shows the costs, based on the above rates, for 0 to 120 units of water.

Retail Water Costs

UNITS WATER   UNITS WATER   UNITS WATER
1 12.63   41 152.86   81 275.77
2 12.63   42 156.39   82 278.71
3 16.48   43 159.92   83 281.65
4 20.33   44 163.45   84 284.59
5 24.18   45 166.98   85 287.53
6 28.03   46 170.51   86 290.47
7 31.88   47 174.04   87 293.41
8 35.75   48 177.57   88 296.35
9 39.58   49 181.10   89 299.29
10 43.43   50 184.63   90 302.23
11 46.96   51 187.57   91 305.17
12 50.49   52 190.51   92 308.11
13 54.02   53 193.45   93 311.05
14 57.55   54 196.39   94 313.99
15 61.08   55 199.33   95 316.93
16 64.61   56 202.27   96 319.87
17 68.14   57 205.21   97 322.81
18 71.67   58 208.15   98 325.75
19 75.20   59 211.09   99 328.69
20 78.73   60 214.03   100 331.63
21 82.26   61 216.97   101 334.57
22 85.79   62 219.91   102 337.51
23 89.32   63 222.85   103 340.45
24 92.85   64 225.79   104 343.39
25 96.38   65 228.73   105 346.33
26 99.91   66 231.67   106 349.27
27 103.44   67 234.61   107 352.21
28 106.97   68 237.55   108 355.15
29 110.50   69 240.49   109 358.09
30 114.03   70 243.43   110 361.03
31 117.56   71 246.37   111 363.97
32 121.09   72 249.31   112 366.91
33 124.62   73 252.25   113 369.85
34 128.15   74 255.19   114 372.79
35 131.68   75 258.13   115 375.73
36 135.21   76 261.07   116 378.67
37 138.74   77 264.01   117 381.61
38 142.27   78 266.95   118 384.55
39 145.80   79 269.89   119 387.49
40 149.33   80 272.83   120 390.43

RETAIL WATER RATES SUMMARY (1 unit = 100 cubic feet = 748 gallons)


Units of Water Usage Rate for Each
Additional Unit
Cost Calculation
0-2 Not applicable This base charge pays for 0,1 or 2 units
3-10 $3.85 $12.63 (base charge) plus $3.85 for each additional unit from 3-10
11-50 $3.53 $43.43 (cost for 10 units) plus $3.53 for each additional unit from 11-50
51-1000 $2.94 $184.63 (cost for 50 units) plus $2.94 for each additional unit from 51-1000
1001-Over $2.23 $2,977.63 (cost for 1000 units) plus $2.23 for each additional unit above 1000

WHOLESALE WATER RATES SUMMARY (1 unit = 100 cubic feet = 748 gallons)
Effective April 1, 2016


Units of Water Usage Rate for Each
Additional Unit
Cost Calculation
0-2 Not applicable $10.83
This base charge pays for 0, 1 or 2 units
3-10 $3.79 $10.62 (base charge) plus $3.79 for each additional unit from 3-10
11-50 $3.46 $41.15 (cost for 10 units) plus $3.46 for each additional unit from 11-50
51-1000 $2.87 $179.55 (cost for 50 units) plus $2.87 for each additional unit from 51-1000
1001-Over $2.00 >$2,906.50 (cost for 1000 units) plus $2.00 for each additional unit above 1000

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