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Changes to water/sewer rates

2019 Utility Rate Increases

The City Council approved 2019 utility rate increases to help fund the current Public Works expansion project, future anticipated repairs to the city’s aging water and sewer infrastructure, and to upgrade commercial and residential water meters to improve meter-reading efficiency. 

Residential and commercial water rates increase in 2019 by 10 cents per thousand gallons.  This increases the base water rate from $1.25 to $1.35 per thousand gallons.  The commercial and homeowner association (HOA) irrigation rate increases from $2.53 to $2.74 per thousand gallons.  The 2019 increase reflects the third step of a five-step increase plan approved by City Council in 2016. This change generates an additional $75,000 in revenue, which will be used to support a multi-year water efficiency incentive program for commercial properties and HOAs with irrigation meters. 

The city’s portion of the sanitary sewer rate increases in 2019 from $26 to $27.04.  The storm water rate for single-family homes/duplexes/twin homes will increase from $18.75 to $19.30 per quarter. 

The sanitary sewer charges passed along from Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) are increasing 6.3 percent in 2019 reflecting Woodbury’s increased use of the regional sanitary sewer system and MCES rate increases.