The Wichita City Council have approved water and sewer rate increases for 2015. As KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports, the decision will hit industrial users the hardest.
In a 4-2 vote, rate increases proposed by Wichita Public Works and Utilities were finalized.
Residential users can expect a combined 4 to 6 percent increase, depending on use, which translates to about $2—$5 a month.
The largest industrial users, such as Spirit Aerosystems, can expect increases of about 6.3 percent, or just over $3,000 a month.