Water & Wastewater Rates
The general philosophy used to establish rates is to recover the cost of operations and maintenance including cost for staff, treatment chemicals, utilities, ongoing repair and maintenance of facilities, water acquisition, and debt service. Rates are reviewed during the budget process each year and a public hearing on the budget and rates is held at the November board meeting. New rates generally go into effect the first billing period beginning after January 1.
|Water Rates per 1,000 gallons|
|Usage of Budget||Summertime||Wintertime
|Up to 100%||$3.41||$3.41||$3.17||3.48|
|100 to 120%||$4.60||$4.60||$4.28||$5.00|
|120 to 140%||$6.98||$4.60||$4.28||$9.00|
|140% and over||$10.56||$7.59||$7.45||$14.00|
More information on how water budget are established for each property can be found on the Water Budget page.
- Wastewater (Residential)
- Wastewater (Multi-Family)
- Wastewater (Commercial)
- Water Service Availability Fee
- Stormwater Management Fee
- Street Light Fee
$23.14 base plus a charge of $3.08 per 1,000 gallons of wintertime water usage above 3,000 gallons. This is re-evaluated each spring. All new accounts start at a minimum until wintertime usage can be used to calculate their next billing period for budgeting wastewater for the following year.
$6.95 x number of units + $3.08 x January usage
(Minimum charge $11.57)
$6.95 x EQUIVALENT + $3.08 x actual usage
Water Service Availability Fee
$27.00 per bi-monthly residential billing
$8.10 x number of units per monthly billing (Multi-Family)
Based on meter size at property per monthly billing (Commercial)
Stormwater Management Fee
$2.39 per bi-monthly residential billing
$1.80/month for commercial property for every 3,000 square feet of impervious area
This charge is necessary to cover the costs of design, construction and maintenance of storm water facilities, ensure compliance with federal environment regulations, maintain water quality detention areas and educate the public about storm water management.
Street Light Fee
$7.75 on each bi-monthly residential billing
$1.17 per unit for multi-family
$1.17 for every 7,500 square feet of lot size for commercial property
This charge is intended to recover the costs paid by the Metro District to Xcel Energy for street light electricity and maintenance. The residential fee is set to recover cost of street lights on both arterial and residential streets. The commercial fee is set to recover cost of arterial street lights only.
*To report a streetlight outage write down the pole number, cross streets and call Xcel Energy Customer Service at 1-800-895-1999, this will allow them to put in a work order to their local crews.