Rates & New Services
Starting New Services
A water / sewer application (PDF) must be filled out to receive water/sewer service. The application fee is $25 and is non-refundable.
Persons moving from one house to another house within the city must complete a new application and pay the $25 application fee for each new residence. A copy of a photo ID is required with each application.
If you would like to authorize your financial institution to pay your monthly water bill by charging each payment to your account, complete automatic draft form (PDF), and submit the application to:
419 N. Broadway St.
P.O. Box 519
Abilene, KS 67410
Sewer rates for new customers are figured by taking 80% of the first full month’s water usage. Customers must be in their residence for a full month according to when the meter readings are done (the middle of the month) before they will receive a utility bill.
Sewer rates change every year on the April 1 billing. These sewer rates are based on a three month winter average of water usage using the months of December, January, and February.
For More Information
If you have any questions or would like to start a new service, please contact Utility Billing at 785-263-2550.
Water Rate Change - January 1, 2019
On November 13, 2018 the City Commission adopted by Resolution No. 111318-1 a new fee schedule effective January 1, 2019.
The new fee schedule for water rates is as follows:
*Residential in City Limits Monthly Minimum Charge: $14.62
*Residential in City Limits Base Tier: $.346 per 100 gallons.
*Commercial in City Limits Monthly Minimum Charge: $14.62
*Commercial in City Limits Monthly Usage 0 to 225,000 gallons: $.346 per 100 gallons
*Commercial in City Limits Monthly Usage 225,001 gallons or higher: $.292 per 100 gallons
*Residential Outside City Limits Monthly Minimum Charge: $29.25
*Residential Outside City Limits Base Tier: $.691 per 100 gallons
*Commercial Outside City Limits Monthly Minimum Charge: $29.25
*Commercial Outside City Limits Monthly Usage 0 to 225,000 gallons: $.691 per 100 gallons
*Commercial Outside City Limits Monthly Usage 225,001 gallons or higher: $.585 per 100 gallons
*Bulk Water Rate: $25.00 minimum + $15.00 per 1,000 gallons
*Rural Water District #2: $1.48 per 1,000 gallons