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Current Utility Rates

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Current Utility Billing Rates

Rates below are effective as of January, 2019.

Base Charges

A base charge is assessed for your city water connection service. 

All Users

3/4"-5/8" Meter            $17.27

1.0" Meter                    $43.16

1.25" & 1.5" Meter       $86.33 

2.0" Meter                  $138.12

3.0" Meter                  $258.98

4.0" Meter                  $561.10

6.0" Meter               $1,208.53

Irrigation Users

3/4"-5/8" Meter            $34.54

1.0" Meter                    $86.31

1.25" & 1.5" Meter     $172.66  

2.0" Meter                  $276.23

3.0" Meter                  $518.00

4.0" Meter                $1,122.20

6.0" Meter                $2,417.08

Water Usage

Residential water rates

Water is billed at a conservation tiered rate, as follows.  There is no minimum charge on water-you pay only for what you use.  To encourage water conservation, the heaviest users (61,000+ gallons) are charged almost twice as much as the lightest users (0-15,999 gallons) are charged.  The middle two tiers are spread proportionately between the highest and lowest tiers. This practice is common in other cities and provides high-volume users with a greater incentive to conserve water.

0–15,999 gallons

$1.04 per 1,000 gallons

16,000-30,999 gallons

$1.35 per 1,000 gallons

31,000–60,999 gallons

$2.16 per 1,000 gallons

61,000 gallons and up

$4.11 per 1,000 gallons

All other water rates

Water is billed at a conservation tiered rate, as follows.  There is no minimum charge on water-you pay only for what you use.  To encourage water conservation, the heaviest users (61,000+ gallons) are charged almost twice as much as the lightest users (0-15,999 gallons) are charged.  The middle two tiers are spread proportionately between the highest and lowest tiers. This practice is common in other cities and provides high-volume users with a greater incentive to conserve water.

0–15,999 gallons

$1.04 per 1,000 gallons

16,000-75,999 gallons

$1.35 per 1,000 gallons

76,000–209,999 gallons

$2.16 per 1,000 gallons

210,000 gallons and up

$4.11 per 1,000 gallons

Sewer Usage

The quarterly sewer charge is based on winter quarter water usage. The sewer charge is $4.10 per 1,000 gallons. Infrastructure is billed at a base fee of $18.12 per quarter. The sewer rate of new residents will be set at the 15,000 gallon average, until a history of their own use can be established.

Storm Water

The storm water charge varies based on density and other variables listed below.

Low Density Residential (per lot)                          $18.59

Medium Density Residential (per lot)                    $10.22

High Density Residential (per lot)                         $72.50

Manufactured Housing (per acre)                         $55.76

Commercial/Office (per acre)                                 $89.22

Industrial (per acre)                                                $78.07

Golf Course (per acre)                                            $16.74

Open Space/Vacant (per lot)                                  $18.59

Agricultural (per lot)                                               $18.59

Minnesota Test Fee

This fee was established by the State of Minnesota and is collected for each connection to a municipal water utility. The state uses the funds to monitor and test drinking water quality. The fee is $1.59 per quarter.

Please use this link to view a condensed PDF of the Current Utility Rates As Of January, 2019.