Utility Rates

Safe, reliable drinking water is our higheWTFst priority.

It governs every decision we make at the St. Cloud Drinking Water Utility.

In 2019, St. Cloud adopted a new rate structures to ensure the reliability and affordability of water, while addressing the increased number of State and Federal water regulation requirements for both drinking water and stormwater utilities. 

The new rate structure will include an inclining block rate structure, to comply with DNR water conservation requirements. 

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  1. Why Are Rates Changing?
  2. What do the Water Rates Accomplish?
  3. How much will my bill be?

St. Cloud's main focus is safe, reliable drinking water. 

The new rate structure is being implemented to ensure the reliability and affordability of water, while addressing the increased number of State and Federal water regulations that the drinking water and stormwater utilities must meet.

St. Cloud is the northern-most drinking water facility on the Mississippi River, which means we are the first facility responsible for treating the drinking water that comes from the River.

St. Cloud's water has been voted among the best in Minnesota, and the new rate increase will help us continue to make technological improvements that will make it even better.

  1. Do customers all pay the same rate?
  2. How do St. Cloud's rates compare regionally?

All customers in St. Cloud pay the same rate

Drinking Water charges will vary based on use - but all customers pay the same rate. The bi-monthly bill begins with a $15.00 fixed charge, from there, your bill will vary based on your usage.

Graphic image of rain drops and water pipe displaying text about water rate charges