In order to pay for necessary infrastructure upgrades and Federally-mandated programs, water and wastewater rates have significantly increased over the last several years. As such, KC Water will conduct a forward-looking Cost of Service analysis for the following reasons:
- To ensure that the fees collected from KC Water customers are sufficient to cover the long-term operational funding of its three utilities (Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater)
- To meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) mandated requirements of the Overflow Control Plan (OCP);
- To service future debt requirements for water and wastewater capital improvements;
- To allocate costs and charge customers in a fair and equitable manner across customer classes for each utility.