WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - It’s been almost a month since hackers got into the city’s computers, shutting down many of its operations along with stealing the personal data of some residents.

The city says it has made good progress on recovering, but there’s still a long way to go.

"Fortunately for me, all of my bills are included in my rent. And so I'm just grateful that I don't have to go through that," said resident Alizah Hatcher.

Hatcher is one of the few Wichita residents who hasn’t been affected by the recent cyberattack, but she says everyone around her is.

"It's amazing the work that our staff is able to do. I realize that we're not moving as quickly or as fast as some would like," said Assistant City Manager Donte Martin at Tuesday's City Council Workshop.

Martin says the good news is that there’s progress.

He says you can now do things like sign up for city summer activities online and pay for things in person with a credit or debit card again, like snacks at the pools or a tee time at the golf courses.

Martin says the city can now also read your water meter again. The problem is that Wichita doesn’t use the physical gauges anymore. When you open the cover, you’ll see a wireless device installed on top of your water meter that workers drive by and scan to see exactly how much water you’ve used. When the systems were down, they had no way to know how much to bill you.

“We hadn't been able to read meters since May 5th. Why is that important? It allows us to provide accurate and timely information to customers as they go forward with paying the water bills,” said Martin.

The bad news is that the systems for things like city bus payments are still down, and the IT department is still working to restore the online portal for paying your water bills, so you’ll still likely have to pay in person.

Hatcher says her biggest concern is knowing that hackers also stole some people’s personal information like social security numbers, driver's license numbers, and credit card numbers, and its data cybercriminal group LockBit claims to have sold.

"That's scary, you know, I just don't know. I mean, are we safe? Is our information safe? I don't know. I mean, I just trust God in it all," said Hatcher.

Experts say right now, they believe it’s just a bluff that the criminals actually sold that data, but your best bet is still to sign up for credit monitoring and keep a close eye on your accounts just in case.