Water Rates

Current Water Rates: (Effective July 1, 2016)

There are three parts to calculating your total monthly water bill:

  • Monthly fixed service charge
  • Volume charge
  • Fire protection charge

Monthly Fixed Service Charge

General Service - Metered - Mg-1 (All Customer Classes):

Meter Size
Rate (Per Month)
5/8 Inch$8
3/4 Inch
1 Inch
1-1/4 Inch
1-1/2 Inch
2 Inch
3 Inch
4 Inch
6 Inch
8 Inch
10 Inch$381.50
12 Inch$502.75

Volume Charge

Residential Customers - Single Family:
Includes residential and multi-family residential customers. Residential customers include single-family home, duplexes, and individually-metered condominiums, apartment buildings, and mobile home parks.

  • First 4,000 gallons used monthly - $1.39 per 1,000 gallons
  • Next 4,000 gallons used monthly - $1.80 per 1,000 gallons
  • Over 8,000 gallons used monthly - $2.56 per 1,000 gallons

Residential Customers - Multifamily:
Includes master-metered multifamily dwelling units such as condominiums, apartment buildings, and mobile home parks.

  • All water used each month - $1.25 per 1,000 gallons

Commercial, Industrial, and Public Authority Customers:
Commercial customers include business entities and institutions, except governmental entities, that provide goods or services. Sales through a single meter to buildings with three or more dwelling units are classified as commercial. Churches and parochial schools are not governmental and are classified as commercial. Industrial customers include customers who are engaged in the manufacture or production of goods. Public Authority customers include any department, agency, or entity of local, state, or federal government, including public schools, colleges, and universities.

  • First 15,000 gallons used monthly - $1.72 per 1,000 gallons
  • Next 135,000 gallons used monthly - $1.40 per 1,000 gallons
  • Over 150,000 gallons used monthly - $1.11 per 1,000 gallons

Public Fire Protection Charge

Residential Monthly Public Fire Protection Service Charge:


Bills for water service are rendered monthly and become due and payable upon issuance following the period for which service is rendered. A late payment charge of 1% per month will be added to bills not paid within 20 days of issuance. This late payment charge shall be applied to the total unpaid balance for utility service, including unpaid late payment charges. This late payment charge is applicable to all customers. The utility customer may be given a written notice that the bill is overdue no sooner than 20 days after the bill is issued. Unless payment or satisfactory arrangement for payment is made within the next 10 days, service may be disconnected pursuant to Wis. Admin. Code ch. PSC 185.

Reconnection Billing

The utility shall assess a charge to reconnect a customer, which includes reinstalling a meter and turning on the valve at the curb stop, if necessary. A customer shall be required to pay a reconnection charge. The charge shall be $40 during regular office hours. After regular office hours, the minimum reconnection charge of $60 applies plus any overtime labor costs, not to exceed a total maximum charge of $60.

Irrigation Meter

 The irrigation meter is for customers who have water service provided primarily for landscape irrigation. Landscape irrigation includes the use of water to sustain crops, lawns, or landscapes on any residential, commercial, industrial, or public authority property, including water used for irrigating athletic fields, parks, and golf courses. Irrigation customer include those customers that have multiple meters installed on a single lateral for the purpose of measuring water that is not discharged to the sanitary sewer system. The utility shall classify each additional meter as an irrigation meter and treat each meter as a separate general service customer.

Monthly Fixed Irrigation Meter Service Charge (Effective July 1, 2016)

Meter Size
Rate (Per Month)
5/8 Inch
3/4 Inch
1 Inch
1½ Inch
2 Inch

Volume Charge

Monthly Irrigation Volume Charge - $2.56 per 1,000 gallons

For additional questions or to arrange for the delivery of an irrigation meter, call 715-425-0906.

*City Inspections does require a permit for a back flow preventer. For more information, please contact the inspections department at 715-426-3427.