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New Rates

The new rates have gone into effect with the January billing. Notification of rates went out with the December billing in the newsletter. Below is the article excerpt from the Newsletter. 

Notice of Water Rate Increase

Following much discussion and careful consideration, the Board members voted to increase the water rates at the October 25, 2022 board meeting.

As you are probably aware, prices for most utilities, supplies, products, and materials have continued to rise across the country. The same reigns true for our operating expenses including the chemicals, materials and electrical costs needed to keep our water system running properly and efficiently.

The board’s decision to approve this increase was not easily decided. Numerous things were considered during the discussion, including where the debt service payment (monthly minimum) needs to be at the completion of construction on the third treatment plant. The monthly minimum will increase $10 for 2023. The board has opted to gradually increase the minimum each year instead of having a huge increase in 2026. The consumption charge per 1,000 was also reviewed and adjusted accordingly due to the rise in costs.

The rate increase will become effective on January 1, 2023 billing. A summary of the rate changes is set forth below.  

Monthly Minimum:

Meter Size

Current

New Rate

3/4 inch

$ 40.00

$ 50.00

1 inch

$ 50.00

$ 60.00

1 1/2 inch

$ 60.00

$ 70.00

2 inch

$ 70.00

$ 80.00

3 inch

$ 80.00

$ 90.00

 

Residential Rate Changes:

Consumption Charge:

(per 1,000 gallons)

Current

Consumption Charge:

(per 1,000 gallons)

New Rate

0 – 25,000

$ 4.50

0 – 10,000

$ 4.50

26,000 and up

$ 5.00

11,000 and up

$ 5.00

 

Farm Rate Changes:

Consumption Charge:

(per 1,000 gallons)

Current

Consumption Charge:

(per 1,000 gallons)

New Rate

0 – 10,000

4.50

0 – 10,000

4.50

11,000 – 500,000

3.50

11,000 – 99,000

4.00

500,001 and up

4.00

100,000 – 500,000

4.50

 

 

500,001 and up

5.00

 

If you have any questions, please call during regular business hours Monday – Friday from 8am – 4:30 pm at 605-428-3374 or our email ebilling@minnehahacommunitywater.com.