Energy commercial rates in the Wichita area are 8.5% lower than the national average (Evergy 2018). Approximately 27% of Wichita's energy is provided by renewables, with coal and natural gas contributing another two-thirds of the energy and the remainder nuclear.

Large commercial-industrial rates are generally in the 6 to 8 cent per kWh range. It is not necessary to qualify for economic development incentives to obtain such a rate. Providing more specific rate estimates requires information such as total kWh consumption, load factor (8 vs. 24 hours per day operation for example), and determination of equipment ownership (rate often lower if the customer owns transformers). For more information contact Evergy Energy at 316-500-6650.

Natural Gas

Kansas Gas Service and Black Hills Energy

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, making Kansas very competitive.

Water Service - Wichita Water & Sewer

  • Principal Sources: Cheney Reservoir and Equus Beds Aquifer
  • Reserves: Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Program is expected to extend reserves to 2050

Water Plant

(mgd - million gallons per day)

  • Maximum Capacity 160 mgd
  • Average Consumption 54.6 mgd
  • Peak Demand 118 mgd
  • Storage Capacity 50 mg

Sewer Plant

(mgd - million gallons per day)

Preliminary/Primary/Secondary (trickling filter and activated sludge / UV disinfection) Capacity

  • Capacity 59.4 mgd
  • Average daily flow 36.9 mgd

Water Rate Summary

Retail Volume Charge (per 1,000 gallons.) 
AWC - Average Winter Consumption

Inside City Limits

  • Through to 110% AWC. $2.31
  • 111% through 310% AWC / Fire. $8.05
  • Above 310% AWC. $11.78

Outside City Limits

  • Through to 110% AWC. $3.70
  • 111% through 310% AWC / Fire. $12.89
  • Above 310% AWC. $18.86

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.)

Monthly Meter Charge

Varies by line diameter

  • 12 inch Water Line (Inside City) $193.03
  • 12 inch Water Line (Outside City) $309.02

Sewer Rate Summary

Assumption - No extra-strength (pollutant) charges
Volume Charge (per 1,000 gallons of metered water consumption)

  • Inside City Limits $3.86
  • Outside City Limits $6.18

Monthly Meter Charge

Varies by water meter size

  • 12 inch Water Line (Inside City) $528.83
  • 12 inch Water Line (Outside City) $846.12

Detailed Water Rates (2019) (PDF)

Detailed Sewer Rates (2019) (PDF)


The City of Wichita has many communication providers from which to choose. Providers include:

  • AT&T
  • Cox Communications
  • KsFibernet
  • Hubris Communications
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon