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Public meetings are being held about Mankato’s proposed 2015 utility rates and impacts

Public meetings are being held about Mankato’s proposed 2015 utility rates and impacts

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Although the unit cost of water ($3.36) and wastewater ($3.42) remains the same for 2015, there are other changes that will affect large water users. Utility rate fees are applied to Mankato’s utility enterprise fund, which pays for operations and maintenance, capital improvements and debt service on utilities.

Other than a minimal basic monthly fee, water and wastewater fees are billed according to actual use so customers have an opportunity to influence the amount of their monthly utility bill. See proposed utility rates for 2015. Current utility rates are available online.


  • 2014—In response to the public’s request, staff evaluated costs associated with water and wastewater systems to develop a comprehensive and equitable utility rate structure.
  • 2014—Declining block rate eliminated (large water users no longer receive a discount when using more than 300 units of water per month).
  • 2014—Multi-family units started being billed a service charge for water for each residential unit.
  • 2011—Mankato initiated a rate study. A goal was to analyze operations and capital assets to ensure the city is responsibly positioned for the future, is in compliance with state statutes and have a uniform rate structure.


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  • 10/31/2014 12:43 PM
    The intersection of Country Club Drive and Augusta will close from 11/3 to 11/10 for utility work.

  • 10/31/2014 12:39 PM
    Cherry Street between Front and Riverfront will close from 11/4 to 11/11 for utility work. A full detour will be inplace prior to closure.

  • 10/24/2014 5:24 PM
    Southbound 3rd Avenue will close between Summit and Lundin on 10/28 for utility work and will reopen 10/30. A detour will be in place.