AMR installation complete; Water utility to begin monthly billing

June 24, 2010
KANSAS CITY, MO, June 24, 2010 -- Beginning July 1st, the Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Department (WSD) will begin monthly billing...

KANSAS CITY, MO, June 24, 2010 -- Beginning July 1st, the Kansas City, Missouri Water Services Department (WSD) will begin monthly billing.

"The recent completion of 'the WAVE' automatic meter reading installation project has allowed the Department to begin a number of customer service enhancements, including monthly billing," said Mable Ramey-Moore, assistant director, Business and Support Unit.

The benefits of "the WAVE" and monthly billing include:

- allowing consumers to be able to budget more efficiently by receiving water bills each month instead of bi-monthly
- a more timely account of your water use, allowing you to be able to make adjustments as needed to avoid higher water bills, especially during the summer months
- the ability to discover service line, plumbing or irrigation system leaks sooner, allowing for prompt repairs and reducing the magnitude of a high water bill caused by leaks
- viewing of daily/monthly water use on our website at

Some customers may have received a bill in June that was either shorter or longer than their normal bi-monthly (60 day bill). This is necessary so WSD could adjust all customers to monthly billing cycles.

Also, some customers who already receive monthly bills may receive their bill on different days than in the past.

For more information on monthly billing, visit our website at

WSD will also begin an e-billing option for customers later this summer.

E-billing is the e-mail delivery of your water bill. Your bill will be sent directly to your e-mail inbox and will look exactly like your current paper bill. Registration for e-billing will be available on our website later this summer. On-line payments, payments by phone, walk-in and drop off locations will continue to be available.

Following the implementation of e-billing, the Department will begin work on a leak notification program that will send an email or telephone notification to customers when "the WAVE" automatic meter reading system detects high water usage.

For more information, contact Colleen Doctorian, public information officer for the Water Services Department at (816) 513-0232.

The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection, processing and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems, and wastewater collection and processing systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City region. Operation is funded entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not by taxes.