In Wichita, you will find low-cost, high-reliability utilities
Electricity Provider: Westar Energy
Generation Mix: Coal 41%, Natural Gas-Fuel Oil 7%, Nuclear 22%, Renewables (Wind-etc) 30%
Large volume natural gas customers purchasing open market commodity gas can obtain transportation (delivery) rates in the range of $0.06 to $0.08 per Therm ($0.59 to $0.78 per MCF or MM BTU.) According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Kansas had the 6th lowest industrial natural gas total delivered cost among the 50 states in 2017 at $4.16 per MCF (MM BTU.) The range of costs among the states was $3.15 to $19.62, with a national average of $4.10 -- so Kansas is very competitive.
Water Rate Summary
Retail Volume Charge (per 1,000 gallons.) AWC – Average Winter Consumption
Note: Using well water and/or impounded runoff water for grounds maintenance could help maintain fairly level demand and lower rates. However using runoff water in this manner has no bearing on the Storm Water Utility fee (see below – applies inside Wichita city limits only.)
Sewer Rate Summary
Assumption – No extra-strength (pollutant) charges
Wichita’s fire water system is separate and isolated from the domestic water system. Charges are based on availability (not usage.) Charge varies by line diameter.