Water rates rise for some in eastern Jackson County


LAKE LOTAWANA, Mo. – Thousands of customers in eastern Jackson County will see their water bills increase starting this month.

It impacts Jackson County Public Water Supply District 13, which serves sections of Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit and Lake Lotawana.

The water district informed customers last month that rates would increase by at least $1 a month. Customers will notice the difference in invoices arriving next week.

The rate for the first 1,000 gallons of water has been reduced from $16 to $17. The rate for each additional 1,000 gallons used during the month has increased from $8.27 to $9.27.

The new rate is more than $4 more than what customers pay in neighboring District 12, which serves the Lee’s Summit and Greenwood areas. Their rates have increased in 2021 and are $12.77 for the first 1,000 gallons and $8.48 for additional use.

Water District 13 said it has not raised water rates since 2006. The rate is currently being increased due to increased supplies and materials, according to the letter sent to customers.


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