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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.

History

  • 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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Street Conditions Twitter feed

  • 10/21/2014 8:35 AM
    Dane Street closed at the Madison/Dane intersection for utility work. A full detour is inplace and the intersection will reopen the 23rd.

  • 10/7/2014 7:48 PM
    Main Street will close tomorrow between Garden and Dickenson for utility work. a full detour will be inplace until the work is complete.

  • 9/22/2014 8:30 AM
    Eastwood Drive will be closed today from Glenwood Ave. to Jaycee Ct. For utility work. Expected to reopen later this afternoon.

  • 9/12/2014 8:06 PM
    Blue Earth St. closed from Winona St. To Owatonna St. due to emergency water main break repairs. It is expected to reopen late evening.