Utility Rates

Water - single family residential

Service 2019 Rate
2018 Rate
Money Amount
​Change
Percent Change
Meter Base Charge $7.07 Flat base per month $7.00 Flat base per month $0.07 1.00%
Tier I - 1 to 500 cubic feet $1.19 per 100 cubic feet $1.18 per 100 cubic feet $0.01 1.00%
Tier II - 501 to 1,000 cubic feet $1.43 per 100 cubic feet $1.42 per 100 cubic feet $0.01 1.00%
Tier III - 1,001 to 2,000 cubic feet $1.80 per 100 cubic feet $1.78 per 100 cubic feet $0.02 1.00%
Tier IV -Over 2,001 cubic feet $2.25 per 100 cubic feet $2.23 per 100 cubic feet $0.02 1.00%

Water - other class

Service 2019 Rate
2018 Rate
Money Amount
​Change
Percent Change
Meter Base Charge $7.07 Flat base per month $7.00 Flat base per month $0.07 1.00%
Tier I - 1 to 500 cubic feet $1.19 per 100 cubic feet $1.18 per 100 cubic feet $0.01 1.00%
Tier II - 501 to 2,500 cubic feet $1.43 per 100 cubic feet $1.42 per 100 cubic feet $0.01 1.00%
Tier III - 2,501 to 5,000 cubic feet $1.80 per 100 cubic feet $1.78 per 100 cubic feet $0.02 1.00%
Tier IV - Over 5,001 cubic feet $2.25 per 100 cubic feet $2.23 per 100 cubic feet $0.02 1.00%

Water - other class 2

Service 2019 Rate
2018 Rate
Money Amount
​Change
Percent Change
Meter Base Charge $7.07 Flat base per month $7.00 Flat base per month $0.07 1.00%
Tier I - 1 to 5,000 cubic feet $1.19 per 100 cubic feet $1.18 per 100 cubic feet $0.01 1.00%
Tier II - 5,001 to 15,000 cubic feet $1.43 per 100 cubic feet $1.42 per 100 cubic feet $0.01 1.00%
Tier III - 15,001 to 150,000 cubic feet $1.80 per 100 cubic feet $1.78 per 100 cubic feet $0.02 1.00%
Tier IV - Over 150,001 cubic feet
$2.25 per 100 cubic feet $2.23 per 100 cubic feet $0.02 1.00%

Sewer rates

Service 2019 Rate
2018 Rate
Money Amount
​Change
Percent Change
Sewer Base Charge $8.64 Flat base per month $8.49 Flat base per month $0.15 1.75%
Consumption charge (volume) $4.59 per 100 cubic feet $4.51 per 100 cubic feet $0.08 1.75%
BOD $0.69 per pound $0.68 per pound $0.01 1.75%
TSS $0.71 per pound $0.70 per pound $0.01 1.75%

Storm sewer rates

Service 2019 Rate
2018 Rate
Money Amount
​Change
Percent Change
Storm Sewer Base -per acre $19.65 per acre $18.71 per acre $0.94 5.00%

Garbage collection rates

Garbage Service
2019 Rate
2018 Rate
Money Amount
​Change
Percent Change
Drive by Service $9.88 Flat fee per month $9.88 Flat fee per month $0.00 0.00%
20 Gallon Service $11.10 Flat fee per month New as of April 1, 2019 $0.00 0.00%
35 Gallon Service $12.30 Flat fee per month $12.30 Flat fee per month $0.00 0.00%
64 Gallon Service $16.70 Flat fee per month $16.70 Flat fee per month $0.00 0.00%
96 Gallon Service $21.40 Flat fee per month $21.40 Flat fee per month $0.00 0.00%

Recycling rates

  1. Rice County residents’ households have a $40 per year fee on their property taxes. Dakota County residents have a $3 per month fee on their utility bill. The fee is the same regardless of container size (64 gallon or 96 gallon). Pick up is every other week.

Yard waste service rate (optional service)

  1. $90.00 seasonal service May to November. Service will be billed $7.50 per month from January to December. If residents signs up in May, their first bill will include January to April billing. The fee is the same regardless of cart size (64 gallon or 96 gallon).