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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.


Street Conditions Twitter feed

  • 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.

  • 10/24/2014 5:21 PM
    @MikeWills lucky me!

  • 10/23/2014 12:58 PM
    Mn/DOT will close TH 66 between Indian Lake Road and Carney Avenue for one day on 10/28 to repair flood damage from this past June.

  • 10/23/2014 9:11 AM
    Marsh Street between Division and Oaklawn will close for utility work beginning 10/27 and will reopen 10/30. A full detour will be inplace.