New Account Fee

When a customer applies for initial water service, there shall be a fee of $12 charged for establishing the new account and turning on water at the new residence. When a customer moves from one residence to another within the City, there shall be a transfer fee of $5. These charges will be billed with the first bill at the new residence.


A deposit equal to an average billing is required from anyone other than the property owner when applying for service. For residential service, this is a minimum of $170. This will be applied to the final bill or returned when service is terminated or the residence is purchased. No interest is paid on this deposit.

Delinquent Fee

There is a $12 fee for turning service off and a $12 fee for restoring service for non-pay. This fee and the amount due shall be paid before service is restored. Where unauthorized persons turn water on, there is an additional $12 fee or a total of $36 when service is restored.

Estimated Bill

On occasion a water bill is estimated. This is often due to access issues, including parked vehicles, locked gates, and snow cover. An estimated bill is based on your historical usage over the last 6 months. Every effort is made to take an actual reading during the next billing cycle. Should your estimated bill not accurately reflect actual usage, the next bill will be adjusted up or down accordingly based upon the actual reading.

Ready to Serve Charge

This charge is included in "Water" on billings. No water consumption is included in this charge. Most residential houses have a 5/8" size meter.
Meter Size
Monthly Charges
5/8 inch
3/4 inch
1 inch
1-1/2 inches
2 inches
3 inches
4 inches
6 inches
8 inches
10 inches
Water Charge: $3.557 / 100 cubic feet
Sewage Charge: $2.78 / 100 cubic feet
(Minimum $3.21 per month)
HRSD Sewage Treatment Charge:
(Effective July 1, 2011)
$4.13/100 cubic feet
Minimum charge of $0.25 per day
Flat rate accounts
(single family residential only) $24.40 per 30 day Period
Utility Tax: 20% of water charges
(ready to serve and water charge)
$400 per month, maximum
Refuse Collection Fee: $33.36 per month per dwelling unit
Returned Check Fee: $50.00 (as of March 2010)