Current water and sewer rates

Current water and sewer rates

What services am I billed for on my utility bill?
Water, sewer, recycling ($9.00 per quarter) and street lighting ($7.20 per quarter)

How are my water rates calculated?

Residential:

$1.20/1,000 gallons up to 20,000 gallons per quarter (minimum charge $10.00 per quarter)
$1.60/1,000 gallons between 20,000 and 40,000 gallons per quarter
$2.15/1,000 gallons for more than 40,000 gallons per quarter
Water Treatment Surcharge $3.30 per quarter

Commercial:

$1.20/1,000 gallons per quarter
Water Treatment Surcharge $.132/1,000 gallons per quarter

Industrial:

$1.20/1,000 gallons per quarter

Institutional:

$1.20/1,000 gallons per quarter

Irrigation Meter:

$1.75/1,000 gallons

State Water Testing:

$1.59 per quarter

How are my sewer rates calculated?
Base charge of $21.50 per quarter

Flow charge of $2.25 per 1,000 gallons of water

The flow charge is designed to cover the treatment costs while the base charge covers the cost of maintaining and administering the sewer system. The flow charge is based on the winter quarter water usage. An average residence would use approximately 20,000 gallons of water during the winter quarter, resulting in an “average” sewer bill of $66.50.

How does a resident set up or cancel water services?
Start Service or Stop Service forms can be submitted online or call the utility billing staff at 763-494-6330.

Why is my bill higher than usual?
Possible reasons water usage increases: outside summer watering levels, dripping or leaking faucets, toilets may fail to shut off after flushing, or your water softener might have malfunctioned. Tips on conserving water.

What is the hardness and iron level in my water?
Hardness: 19 to 22 grains per gallon, Iron: .002 ppm (minimal)
Fluoride: 1.2 ppm (state law requirement)
Manganese: .03 ppm
Ph level: 7.6 to 7.8
Pressure: 65 to 75 lbs average psi

Note: ppm=parts per million, psi=pressure per square inch

Water Quality Report (.PDF)