On February 21, 2022, the Phillipsburg City Council adopted new utility rates for water, sewer, and trash. Council Committees recommended a 5% increase in sewer and trash in response to increasing prices in electricity, fuel, materials and employee benefits. They also are planning for equipment replacements as a new trash truck will be needed in 2028. The Council Committees recommended a $3 increase in water also due to increasing prices in items required to operate the water system. Increased revenue is a necessity to help with the loan payment for the $547,000 Quanz reservoir replacement project that was required last year by KDHE.
Residents inside of city limits will see a net $5.17 a month increase in their bill beginning with the bill mailed out on March 31st and due on April 10th. Commercial customers inside of city limits will see a $5.23 a month increase for those who have poly karts and $6.75 a month for those who have dumpsters.
Check out the full resolutions:
Water Resolution #306
Solid Waste Resolution #307
Sewer Resolution #308