Utility Rates

Below is an example of a projected total residential monthly utility bill based on an average usage of 4,500 gallons.

Water Rates (per 1,000 gallons)

Customer Class
2022 2023 2024
Residential
Up to 6,000 gallons
Over 6,000 gallons
N/A
$2.50
$3.15
N/A
$2.50
$3.15
Remains the same as 2023. 
Commercial
Up to 25,000 gallons
Over 25,000 gallons
N/A
$2.50 
$2.70
N/A
$2.50
$2.70
Remains the same as 2023. 
Institutional
Up to 100,000 gallons
Over 100,000 gallons
N/A
$2.50
$3.05
N/A
$2.50
$3.05
Remains the same as 2023. 
Sprinkling
Up to 30,000 gallons
Over 30,000 gallons
N/A
$3.05
$3.90
N/A
$3.05
$3.90

Remains the same as 2023. 

Sewer Rates (per 1,000 gallons)

**Customer Classes include Residential, Multi-Residential, Multi-Commercial, and Commercial
All Customer Classes
2022 2023 2024
Fixed Monthly Charge
$17.25 $17.25 Remains the same as 2023.
Up to 3,400 gallons
$6.90 $6.90 Remains the same as 2023. 

Fixed Charge for Various Water Meter Sizes

Standard Meter Size
Monthly Charge
2022
Monthly Charge
2023
Monthly Charge
2024
3/4" $12.30 $12.30 Remains the same as 2023. 
1" $17.10 $17.10 Remains the same as 2023. 
1-1/2" $22.10 $22.10 Remains the same as 2023. 
2" $35.50 $35.50 Remains the same as 2023. 
3" $134.60 $134.60 Remains the same as 2023. 
4" $171.30 $171.30  

Learn Your Water Meter and Save $$

Reading the Meter

A water meter has seven number slots on the number wheel. The first slot from the right does not move. When the meter's red needle makes a full revolution, the second slot registers one, indicating the use of 10 gallons of water. The third slot indicates 100 gallons. The fourth slot measures water use in increments of 1000 gallons, and so on. The City reads the meter in 1000 of gallons and indicates the reading, as such, on each monthly utility bill.

Checking for Leaks

The small red gear wheel near the center of the meter spins whenever water is moving through the meter. If you observe the red gear wheel moving, and no water is being used, it indicates a leak somewhere in the residence. (i.e., dripping faucet, leaking toilet flapper, or stuck water softener). Another way to check for leaks is to record the numbers on the meter before going to bed and then again first thing in the morning. If the number has changed and no one used water during the night, a leak may need correcting. For information about the meters or utility billing, please contact Wayzata Public Works at 952-404-5363.