Water & Sewer Services

WATER AND SEWER rates


  • The 2017 Water rate is $6.37 per 1,000 gallons, with a 9,000 gallon minimum usage per quarter.
  • The 2017 Sewer rate is $7.03 per 1,000 gallons, with a 9,000 gallon minimum usage per quarter.
  • The MN Service Connection Fee is $1.59 per quarter.
  • The Stormwater Utility Fee is $6.00 per quarter.
  • The minimum quarterly utility bill is $128.19, which includes up to 9,000 gallons of usage.

Water & Sewer Billing Cycles

Quarter Billing Date Due Date
January - March April 22 May 15
April - June July 22 August 15
July - September October 22 November 15
October - December January 22 February 15

Bill Due Dates


Utility Bills are mailed out quarterly on, or about, the 22nd day of of the month. Payments are due by 4:30 p.m. on the 15th of the following month (see table). If the 15th falls on a weekend, then the payment will be due by 4:30 p.m. the following Monday.

LATE FEE POLICY

 
After that date, a 15% penalty will be applied to unpaid accounts and a Delinquent/Shut-off Notice will be mailed. If payment is not received within the following 20 days, water service will be shut off and a $60.00 reconnection fee will be assessed. The account balance must be paid in full, including the reconnection fee, before the water service will be turned back on.

RE-CONNECTION FEES

 
If your services are disconnected for nonpayment, the fee for reconnection is $60.00. Reconnections after 3:30 p.m. will also include a minimum call out fee. There will be no reconnections done after 4:30 p.m. or on weekends.

As per the Minnesota Uniform Building Code, any household without water services will be required to vacate the premises.

PAYMENT DROP BOX

 
Waite Park water/sewer customers can pay their water/sewer bills by simply dropping the payment off in the payment drop box located in the front of City Hall. Payments are collected daily from this box at approximately 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM.