Utility Rates

2024 rates are effective January 1, 2024.

Water - single family residential

Service2024 rate2023 rateMoney amount changePercent change
Meter base charge$10.05 flat base per month$8.37 flat base per month$1.6720.00%
Tier I - 1 to 500 cubic feet$1.69 per 100 cubic feet$1.41 per 100 cubic feet$0.2820.00%
Tier II - 501 to 1,000 cubic feet$2.03 per 100 cubic feet$1.70 per 100 cubic feet$0.3420.00%
Tier III - 1,001 to 2,000$2.56 per 100 cubic feet$2.14 per 100 cubic feet$0.4320.00%
Tier IV - over 2,001 cubic feet$3.19 per 100 cubic feet$2.66 per 100 cubic feet$0.5320.00%


Water - other class

Service2024 rate2023 rateMoney amount changePercent change
Meter base charge$10.05 flat base per month$8.37 flat base per month$1.6720.00%
Tier I - 1 to 500 cubic feet$1.69 per 100 cubic feet$1.41 per 100 cubic feet$0.2820.00%
Tier II - 501 to 2,500 cubic feet$2.03 per 100 cubic feet$1.70 per 100 cubic feet$0.3420.00%
Tier III - 2,501 to 5,000$2.56 per 100 cubic feet$2.14 per 100 cubic feet$0.4320.00%
Tier IV - over 5,001 cubic feet$3.19 per 100 cubic feet$2.66 per 100 cubic feet$0.5320.00%


Water - other class 2

Service2024 rate2023 rateMoney amount changePercent change
Meter base charge$10.05 flat base per month$8.37 flat base per month$1.6720.00%
Tier I - 1 to 5,000 cubic feet$1.69 per 100 cubic feet$1.41 per 100 cubic feet$0.2820.00%
Tier II - 5,001 to 15,000 cubic feet$2.03 per 100 cubic feet$1.70 per 100 cubic feet$0.3420.00%
Tier III - 15,001 to 150,000 cubic feet$2.56 per 100 cubic feet$2.14 per 100 cubic feet$0.4320.00%
Tier IV - Over 150,001 cubic feet$3.19 per 100 cubic feet$2.66 per 100 cubic feet$0.5320.00%


Sewer rates

Service2024 rate2023 rateMoney amount changePercent change
Sewer base charge$9.68 flat base per month$9.26 flat base per month$0.424.50%
Consumption charge (volume)$5.14 per 100 cubic feet$4.92 per 100 cubic feet$0.224.50%
BOD$0.77 per pound$0.74 per pound$0.034.50%
TSS$0.79 per pound$0.76 per pound$0.034.50%


Storm sewer rates

Service2024 rate2023 rateMoney amount changePercent change
Storm sewer base charge$30.08 per acre$26.15 per acre$3.9215.00%


Garbage collection rates

Service2024 rate2023 rateMoney amount changePercent change
Drive by service$9.98 flat fee per month$9.88 flat fee per month$0.101.00%
20 gallon container$11.21 flat fee per month$11.10 flat fee per month$0.111.00%
35 gallon container$12.42 flat fee per month$12.30 flat fee per month$0.121.00%
64 gallon container$16.87 flat fee per month$16.70 flat fee per month$0.171.00%
96 gallon container$21.61 flat fee per month$21.40 flat fee per month$0.211.00%
Yard waste container$90.90 flat fee per year$90.00 flat fee per year$0.901.00%

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. $90.90 seasonal service May to November. Service will be billed each month from January to December. If you sign up mid-year, your first bill will include the previous months' billing. For example, if you signs up in May, your first bill will include January to April billing. If you cancel the service, you will be billed the remaining months for the year.