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On Monday, April 20, 2021 at the city council meeting the city of Dighton choose to absorb the excess electric cost ($182,822.91) for the "Winter Storm Uri" by paying for it with money from the city reserves instead of passing the cost along to each electric customer as an increased utility bill. We know this will help each and every citizen and business of our great community.
Did you know that we can email your utility bill to you every month? Stop receiving it in the mail & save a tree. Come by or call the City Office & give us your email address.
You are now able to pay your utility bill online with a debit or credit card or e-check. Click payment options on the right hand side of the home page, then pay your bill now. Please have your account number on hand, as you will need to enter that. There is a service fee to use online bill pay, which is charged by Forte. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call.
If you experience electrical issues, whether it be an outage, low voltage, a disconnected electric service or an issue with a street light, please call (620) 397-5111. If you call after business hours, your call will be transfered to the after hours dispatch. Once again please call (620) 397-5111. Thank you!
The 2020 CCR is now available! Click on the Residents tab, then click water quality report. It will bring up the CCR for you to download or print.
The City of Dighton partners with Kansas Municipal Energy Agency The City of Dighton is one of 118 Kansas communities who owns and operates their own electric utility. The City started the utility back in 1918 to power the city with lights. As with the other municipal systems in Kansas, the City reaps the benefits of a city-owned electric utility, including non-profit operations, local control through the City Council, low cost structure and customer-focused service. For the first 80+ years, the City operated and maintained its electric system with its own personnel. The last couple decades, the maintenance of the system was managed by Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative through a contract with the City.
After much discussion and deliberation, Dighton’s City Council decided to partner with Kansas Municipal Energy Agency (KMEA) to provide maintenance of the city’s electric system. “Change can be a good thing for everyone”, according to Mayor Doyle Capra. He explained “the City has been considering doing something different for quite some time and the KMEA proposal seemed to be a good fit for our community. This allows us to take more control of what happens within our utility.”
Paul Mahlberg, General Manager for KMEA explained “KMEA is a Joint Action Agency in the State of Kansas and exists to support our member communities. Dighton has been a member of our agency since 2011 and we are pleased to expand into the line maintenance service for the City.“
KMEA began providing maintenance of the city’s electric system May 1, 2020, but due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, KMEA’s ability to have its line crew in place has been delayed until May 26th. In the meantime, other KMEA member cities have stepped up and are supporting the City of Dighton with equipment and crews. During the month of May you will be seeing electric equipment and staff from the cities of Garden City, Russell, and Colby. “This is just another example of the benefits of municipal systems – we are all here to support each other to make public power the best it can be,” said Mr. Mahlberg. “We look forward to serving the City of Dighton for years to come and plan to provide a highlevel service to the community.”
If you are experiencing problems with your electricity & it is after normal business hours, please call dispatch at (620) 397-5111.
The health and safety of our customers and employees is a top priority of the City of Dighton Council and management. Below are a list of resources where you can find factual information on Coronavirus causes and prevention measures. Please consider using our dropbox for your payment or go online and make your payment on our website. Please stay safe.
Can't make it to City Hall to pay your bill? Now you are able to pay your utility bill online with a debit or credit card. Simply click on the payment options button on the right side of the home page & then click the red pay your bill now box. For security purposes, we DO NOT accept payments over the phone using your credit or debit card.