Utility Rates

Overview


Water and sewer rates are calculated as follows:


Water


Residential / Irrigation
  • Fixed Charge (minimum charge per quarter) - $15.06
  • 0-15,000 gallons per quarter - $2.20 per 1,000 gallons
  • 15,001-30,000 gallons per quarter - $3.40 per 1,000 gallons
  • 30,001-60,000 gallons per quarter - $4.04 per 1,000 gallons
  • 60,001-90,000 gallons per quarter - $4.50 per 1,000 gallons
  • 99,001+ gallons per quarter - $5.50 per 1,000 gallons
Commercial
  • Fixed Charge (minimum water charge per quarter) - $15.06
  • 0-51,000 gallons per quarter - $2.20 per 1,000 gallons
  • 51,001-99,000 gallons per quarter - $3.40 per 1,000 gallons
  • 99,001-150,000 gallons per quarter - $4.04 per 1,000 gallons
  • 150,001+ gallons per quarter - $4.50 per 1,000 gallons
Multi-family properties - uniform water rate - $2.92 per 1,000 gallons

Bulk Sales to contractors, landscapers, etc. at City fill stations or other designated locations - $7.47 per 1,000 gallons

Sewage

 
  • Residential based on winter quarter usage - $5.67 per 1,000 gallons
  • Commercial based on actual quarterly usage - $5.67 per 1,000 gallons
  • Minimum sewer charge per quarter - $34.86 per quarter(for amounts up to 6,000 gallons per quarter)
The flow charge is based on the winter quarter water usage (the winter quarter is the 1st billing of the new year - received at the end of January, February or March) 

Stormwater Management


The commercial/industrial rate is based on lot size and hard-surface coverage, which generates runoff (see table below).
Classification Land Use Utility Factor
1 Single-family and Rural Residential Not Applicable
2 Agricultural Not Applicable
3 Undeveloped Not Applicable
4 Medium Density Residential 2.22
5 High Density Residential, Industrial, Office, Institutions
(churches, schools, government buildings, hospitals)
3.30
6 Business/Commercial 4.23
7 Parks, Cemeteries, Golf Courses, Arboretum 0.46
8 Parking lots as a principal use 6.14
The surface water management user fee for each tax parcel classified 1, 2 and 3 shall be $21.24 per quarter. 
The surface water management user fee for each tax parcel classified 4 through 8 shall be calculated for each quarter as follows: $41.40 multiplied by the utility factor multiplied by the acreage of the parcel.

Water Testing Fees


The United States Environmental Protection Agency has mandated more stringent water quality testing procedures throughout the country. The city charges $12.12 per year for every water connection to cover our costs of the increased testing. This testing includes sending random samples to the state every week to be tested for bacteria, and once a year for lead and copper.