No, AMI project is not funded through additional rate increases or fees. This project is a "net neutral" cost to customers across its 20-year life span. The cost of the project is offset by operational savings from the new technology.
Also, we are not doing a large-scale meter change-out as a part of this project. New meters are more accurate than older meters, so when a new meter is installed customers may see their bill go "up" because the new meter is now measuring all the water flowing through it. However, in general new meters are not a part of this project unless they have been identified for upgrade due to age or performance. If you have a question about your bill, call Customer Care at 913-895-1800 during business hours.