Go To Search
Contact Us
Water Protection Fee
Fee Guidelines
All water utility providers must register to collect, report, and remit a Water Protection Fee to the Kansas Department of Revenue. This fee is collected on the retail sale of water delivered through mains, lines, or pipes by public water suppliers and on water appropriated for industrial and stock-watering uses.

The rate is $0.03 per 1,000 gallons of water. An additional fee for the inspection and regulation of public water supplies, of $0.002 per 1,000 gallons of water sold at retail, is remitted with the Water Protection Fee. The Water Protection Fee is not subject to Kansas sales tax (K.S.A. 79-3647).

The total Water Protection Fee of $0.032 per 1,000 gallons of water sold at retail is reported to the department quarterly on Form WP-1. This return is due 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter.