Westar Energy provides most of the commercial electric service in Doniphan County with the exception of some rural areas which are served by the Doniphan Electric Cooperative. Both companies offer competitive rates, and state incentives to new facility locations within their service area.
Doniphan Electric Cooperative, Inc. has been serving the people of Doniphan County and areas in Atchison and Brown Counties for 57 years. They serve over 1,500 consumers and have 500 miles of distribution line. Doniphan Electric Cooperative is proud of the fact that they have the lowest residential electric rates among R.E.C.s in Kansas, along with the lowest outage time per customer. They are anxious and willing to serve any new consumer and will work with them in any way possible to provide the service they require.
Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) is a diversified energy company. It operates in Kansas, providing electrical service to approximately 600,000 customers. They offer excellent electric rates, and more importantly, an abundance of power for the long term.
Water is supplied in Wathena and Elwood by Missouri-American Water Company. Water is abundantly available from the Missouri River and underground waterways provide additional sources. The company has a 38,000,000 gallon per day capacity. Wells provide water for Troy and Highland.
Sanitation is provided to each city by lagoon. Any user whose sewage contains abnormally high amounts of industrial wastes, toxic chemicals or other substances unsuited to the municipal treatment plant may be required to pre-treat such sewage prior to releasing it into the public sewer system.
Telephone & Telecommunication services are provided to Doniphan County by AT&T, Embarq, Rainbow Communications, Sprint, and major long distance companies.
Currently, there are over 80 licensed, long distance carriers in the state, each offering the latest in high technology service. The cost in Kansas to obtain and utilize these advanced applications is well below the national average.