Fees and Rates

Rates effective April 1, 2024.

Service Deposits

Residential Service Deposit to initiate service $70.00 Minimum

Residential service deposit is intended to cover 2 months of charges and may increase based on usage and payment history.

Nonresidential Service Deposit to initiate service TBD

Business service deposits will be calculated based on 2 months of charges of similar customers.

Leavenworth Waterworks requires meter deposits from the following:

  • Renters
  • Homeowners that have not previously had service with Leavenworth Waterworks
  • Businesses
  • Customers who have not established a satisfactory payment history. (i.e., late notices, returned checks, disconnects, outstanding bills, etc.)

Meter deposits are not required for the following:

  • Homeowners with good credit history with Leavenworth Waterworks
  • Property Managers who have established a prompt payment history
  • Homeowners who were refunded their deposit and have maintained prompt payment


Administrative Fee (non-refundable) to initiate service $10.00
Regular Hours Reconnection re-establish service $50.00
After Hours Reconnection re-establish service $75.00
Regular Hours Service Call can be billed $25.00
After Hours Service Call can be billed $35.00
Inspection Fee $25.00
Return Trip Fee $25.00
Late Fee 5% of outstanding bill TBD
Unauthorized Turn-On / Meter Tampering plus any damages $100.00
Unauthorized Fire Hydrant Usage plus any damages $500.00
Meter Long-term Maintenance Fee Applies to all meters inactive for three or more years $100.00
Backflow Inspection $25.00
Plan Review Fee per sheet $50.00
NSF Returned Check Fee due when notified $30.00
Lien Release Fee $60.00

Service Deposit Refunds

  • Homeowner occupied dwellings – may be refunded after 12 consecutive months of timely payment history
  • Property owner occupied businesses – may be refunded after 12 consecutive months of timely payment history.

Retail Water Rates

A minimum charge of $15.60 applies to all retail customers each month and an additional amount is charged for each unit of water usage.

Unit (ccf) Rate Notes
$15.60 Minimum charge
1 – 10 $4.21 per unit of usage
11 – 50 $3.86 per unit of usage
51 – 1000 $3.20 per unit of usage
1001 – Over $2.44 per unit of usage

 1 unit (CCF) = 100 cubic feet = 748 gallons of water

Wholesale Water Rates

Unit (ccf) Rate Notes
$15.60 Minimum charge
1 – 10 $3.98 per unit of usage
11 – 50 $3.63 per unit of usage
51 – 1000 $3.01 per unit of usage
1001 – 16,000 $2.10 per unit of usage
16,001 and greater $1.90 per unit of usage

1 unit (CCF) = 100 cubic feet = 748 gallons of water

Bulk Water Tickets

Bulk water tickets purchased at the Waterworks office. Water can be picked up at our north plant located at 1800 S 2nd St. or the south plant located at 928 N Highway 5 Lansing, KS. Normal hours are 8am-4pm at both plants. If you need water outside of normal hours, please call 913-727-1902 to request access. Please call ahead of time to ensure a staff member is available.

Tickets are available in the following increments:
50 gallons, 100 gallons, 200 gallons, 300 gallons, and 500 gallons. 1,000 gallons and 6,000 gallons.

New Meter Fees

Meter fees include both material and installation except extraordinary expenses such as pavement and sidewalk repair, street borings by subcontractors, rock excavating, etc.

Size Flow/gpm Fee
5/8″ 1 – 20 $3,400.00
3/4″ 2 – 30 $3,750.00
1″ 3 – 50 $6,050.00
1 1/2″ 5 – 100 $10,300.00
2″ 8 – 160 $13,800.00
>2″ will be determined on
a case by case basis

Fire Hydrant Meter Fees

If you need a hydrant meter, please call our office at 913-682-1513 to verify a meter is available.

Once verified, make an appointment with our office to complete the paperwork and pay a deposit.

What we will need:

  • A business card
  • Contact name and phone number
  • Location where meter will be used
  • Billing address
  • $1,500.00 deposit

*If paying by Credit Card, there is a 3.25% processing fee ($48.75)

Final fees and damages, if any, will be deducted before the deposit is refunded.
Administrative fee
No proration of charge for less than 30 days of usage.
$60.00 per month
Consumption Fee
Meter readings must be reported by the 20th day of each month.
$5.00 per CCF of water

All meters will be returned to Leavenworth Waterworks on or before December 20th for inspection. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of the security deposit seizure of the meter assemble, or denial of future fire hydrant meter assemble requests.

In addition, applicable State Water Plan and Sales Tax charges will apply.

Fire Hydrant Usage Agreement
Water Hammer – Water Main Breaks