The Ellinwood Water Department has 3 full time staff, a superintendent and 2 water operators. Spencer Proffitt is the Superintendent for the Water Department. This department is responsible for ensuring the safety and maintaining the city’s water distribution system. The main water source for the city is supplied by six water wells.
The primary responsibilities of this department include maintenance, installation and repair of the water distribution system, as well as maintenance of the city’s wells and swimming pool.
About Our Water
Residential Water Rates
There is a monthly service charge of $12.00 which includes the first 1000 gallons. All usage over the first 1000 gallons is calculated at $2.50 per 1000 gallons. There is a $25.00 water service connection fee.
New water service for a 3/4 inch meter is $300.00 plus tax. Most residential locations usually have 3/4 inch meter.
Commercial / Industrial Water Rates
The water fee is based upon the amount of water usage times a flat fee of $0.17 cents. There is a monthly service charge of $6.00. There is a $25.00 water service connection fee.
New water service for a 1 inch meter is $400.00 plus tax, and for new water service larger than one inch, the fee is based upon time and materials. Commercial locations tend to have one inch or larger water meters.
There is a monthly service charge of $3.75 plus $2.80 per 1000 gallons. This is based on water use during December, January, and February. All unmetered services will pay a flat rate.
A new service connection fee is $300.00.