The City of Wathena provides both electric and water service. Utility meters are read on or about the 15th of each month. The bills are mailed the last working day of the month and are payable by the 10th of the following month. After the 10th, a 10% penalty is assessed on the unpaid amount. Utility Hearings are held on the third Monday of the month from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 at the City Hall by the City Clerk and the Assistant City Clerk. Delinquent bills must be paid BEFORE this hearing or you must attend the hearing to ask for an extension. If you do not attend, disconnection will occur the next day at 3:00 p.m. if utility bill is not paid. Payments for electric, water and sewer bills are taken at the City Hall.

Water Rates

Ordinance Number 577
Residential Water Rates
Base Charge:
 $14.00 per month
$6.32 per thousand gallons used or fraction thereof.

A complete copy of the official ordinance may be obtained at City Hall or on the Ordinances page of this site.

 

Sewer Rates

Ordinance Number 629
Except as otherwise provided in ordinance number 629 the monthly sewer charges, regardless of classification, shall be based on the average monthly water usage for the prior year months of January through March  and then applied to the flat rate schedule in section 3 of ordinance number 629 to set the yearly rate.  

A complete copy of the official ordinance may be obtained at City Hall or on the Ordinances page of this site.

 

Electric Rates

Ordinance Number 630
Residential & Commercial Rates
Base Charge:
              -0-         $12.00
For each KWH, the sum of $.115 Per KWH   

Residential Electric Rates All Electric
Base Charge:               -0-         $0.00
For each KWH, the sum of $.115 Per KWH 

All users of electrical energy supplied by the City of Wathena shall be subject to a power cost adjustment.

Special Assessments:
Phase 2 Electrical Upgrade Project, $9.50 per electric customer meter per month.

A complete copy of the official ordinance may be obtained at City Hall or on the Ordinances page of this site.