Monthly rates for businesses are generated by Water Pollution Control and sent to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for inclusion with your BPU bill. These rates may include surcharges for discharge of Chemical Oxygen Demand, Oil & Grease, or Total Suspended Solids in excess of the anticipated discharge from a residential customer.
Charges for services provided by Water Pollution Control are labeled as "Wastewater" on your BPU bill.
The document below is provided by BPU to help you understand your bill. To print this document, click the printer icon in the right corner.
Non-Sewered Water Credit Policy
Non-residential facilities may apply for reduction in the Water Pollution Abatement if water purchased from BPU does not reach Wyandotte County’s sewer system. Types of non-sewered water may include water which is used for:
- Cooling tower/evaporation
- In-process water
- Effluent meter (all discharged wastewater is metered at the point of entry to the sewer system)
Requirements to keep Non-Sewered Water Credit:
- At least annual meter calibration with verification sent to WPC
- Periodic reporting of meter readings (monthly preferred but a minimum of 1 report per calendar year is required)
Non-residential facilities which have water sources other than BPU (on-site wells, for example) will be included in the Policy.
Commercial vs. Industrial
Commercial customers are billed based on the amount of water purchased from BPU. It is assumed that 100 percent of the water purchased is released into the sewer system. This assumption applies to all non-permitted industrial users.