The City of Piqua has published their 2022 Annual Rate Surveys. The rate study compares water and sewer rates among 64 jurisdictions in our area over a 3-month billing period. Lakengren Water Authority (LWA) has taken our combined water and sewer rates and determined where LWA falls among the other jurisdictions. On the survey LWA is among the 10 lowest rates for jurisdictions in the study. Wise financial planning, routine maintenance of infrastructure and equipment, and skilled employees can all be accredited to LWA’s ability to provide quality service to the residents of Lakengren while still keeping rates low. However, with increased costs impacting operations and ongoing maintenance of an aging infrastructure, LWA does see a need in the near future to increase rates. In the following months, LWA will be analyzing our current financial position and discussing future needs of the water and sewer systems. As we go through this process we will be sharing information to the community via our website and the Viking. We encourage community involvement and invite the public to attend our board meetings which are held Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am at the LWA office.
Piqua's original surveys can be found on their website at: