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2012 Statute

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58-25,127.Separate metering for water by landlord; requirements; not public utility. (a) The term "public utility" within the meaning of K.S.A. 66-104, and amendments thereto, shall not include any person or entity in the business of being a landlord who is supplied water by a city or water district and who furnishes such water to its tenants pursuant to subsection (a)(5) of K.S.A. 58-2553 or subsection (a)(6) of K.S.A. 58-25,111, and amendments thereto, with the use of a separate meter to measure the water furnished to the tenant, so long as the landlord charges the tenant at the same rate charged by the city or water district to the landlord. Any lease between a landlord and tenant in effect at the time this section becomes effective shall not be affected by the provisions of this section. The furnishing of water by a landlord to a tenant in accordance with this section shall not be construed as a sale for resale which may be subject to the jurisdiction of the state corporation commission.

(b) The landlord shall not charge the tenant any surcharge for the installation, maintenance or any other purpose related to the use of a separate water meter.

(c) The landlord shall provide the tenant with a monthly water statement showing the computation of the amount the tenant owes, the tenant's meter reading for the current water statement period and the tenant's meter reading for the prior water statement period.

History: L. 2005, ch. 72, § 1; July 1.

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