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Board Meeting Time Change

RWD #2 Board of Directors changed the time the monthly meetings will come to order.  During the spring and summer months of April through September the regular monthly meetings will start at 7:00 pm.  During the fall and winter months of October through March the regular monthly meetings will start at 6:00 pm.  The meeting date remains the second Monday of each month.

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No Papers-No Clutter

The District offers two options for electronic payments.   You can pay online at the District’s website: www.ruralwater2mico.com or you can sign up for automatic payment withdrawal.

The District also offers electronic statements via email or email notifications. Example Notifications are: High Usage, Water Outages, or Construction in Your Area. You can sign up for email notifications and still receive paper statements.

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⚠️Where to look for updates when the water is off⚠️

The District tries to post updates to work, when there is a leak or the water may be off for some reason. Those updates can be found on our Facebook, Twitter, and Website pages. There is a link to Twitter and Facebook, on the bottom of our Homepage, where you can also see the latest posts.
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2019 Consumer Confidence Report

The revised 2019 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is now available on the District’s website.  Please click on the green tab to the left “Consumer Confidence Report” and the 2019 CCR will upload.  The 2019 CCR can also be accessed by clicking on the gray “Documents Tab” above and the clicking 2019 CCR.  If you would like a hard copy of the 2019 CCR please contact the District Office at 913-783-4325.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CCR you can contact Jerry Bennett at 913-783-4325.

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Notice of Rate Increase

The Board of Directors of Rural Water District No. 2, Miami County, Kansas have unanimously decided to increase patron’s water rates.  The District has not had an increase in water rates since 1984.  The Board has prided itself on being able to provide quality water at an economical rate.  Over the last thirty-five years the District has seen enormous growth and expansion.   The District has supported and absorbed the cost of this growth, increased production cost, and the increase of raw water costs from the State of Kansas.  The cost of raw water alone has increased from $0.10 per 1,000 gallons to $0.405 per 1,000 gallons.  That alone is a 300% increase.  The District purchased 507.6 million gallons in 2018.  The raw water rate is scheduled to continue increase every year.

The Board is increasing the water rates effective July 1, 2019.  The minimum charge will increase from $20.00 including 1,000 gallons to $22.00 with 1,000 gallons.  The rate for each additional 1,000 gallons will go from $4.00 to $4.50.  A patron using 2,000 gallons will pay $26.50, an increase of $2.50.  A patron using 5,000 gallons will pay $40.00. an increase of $4.00.  A patron using 7,500 gallons (average usage) will pay $51.25, an increase of $5.25.

The District is also preparing to start a plant expansion project, increasing the plant capacity from 6.6 mgd to 10 mgd.  Currently the plant operates at 80% maximum capacity during peak summer days.  The additional revenue generated will help fund this needed plant upgrade.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this increase please contact the District office at 913-783-4325 or Jerry Bennett, General Manager at jbennett@ruralwater2mico.com.

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UPDATE ON WATER MAIN LINE FLUSHING

The District is receiving reports of discolored water from our retail and wholesale customers. The discoloration of the water is due to manganese, which is a naturally occurring mineral in your water. However, due to the high levels of water in the lake currently, it is creating a higher level of soluble manganese that is reacting to the chlorine in the water. This is what causes the discoloration, or the brown and yellow tint. We are hoping to resolve the issue soon.  The water continues to be safe to use and drink.  If you notice staining of your toilets or bathtubs, CLR or a similar product will remove this. We will also continue flushing throughout the District to help move the water through faster. If you have any questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the District Office at 913-783-4325.

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UPDATE: 08/07/19 DUE TO WEATHER THE FOLLOWING WORK WILL BE DELAYED. WE WILL UPDATE WHEN AVAILABLE.

The following areas will be affected by work being done on Thursday, August 8, beginning at 9 a.m. 

Work will begin first in the town of Hillsdale, including North to 247th St, and West to Hospital Dr.

Immediately following the first repair, the second area will have work begin. This is a large area of customers in the Southeastern portion of the District. This includes the general areas of:  311th St & Hospital Dr, Cedar Niles & 335th St, extending East to 311th & Oak Grove Road, and as far South to 355th Street.

Customers in these areas may have low pressure or no water while the work is occurring. The District will have the water back on as soon as possible.

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