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Mankato’s utilities include refuse and recycling, water and wastewater. Street light utility effective February 1, 2013. Learn more. For more information contact 311 or 507-387-8600. Report street light outages. See Mankato's street light standards designed to promote pedestrian and vehicle safety that is fair and affordable to the city and its residents.
Other than a basic cost of service fee, water and wastewater fees are billed according to actual household use. A real value added to Mankato’s water includes softening which provides benefits such as iron removal and corrosion stabilization and even cost savings in replacement of showers, faucets and the use of fewer products. A preferred outcome is that softened water feels noticeably smoother.
Mankato's lawn watering conservation program:
Conserving water is the most cost effective way to avoid future problems. Mankato's lawn watering conservation program deliberately encourages reduction of water usage to ensure stable water delivery and minimize peak demand times. The lawn watering conservation program applies to everyone watering lawns using city of Mankato water. Since water is a valuable resource, it’s important to conserve water and reduce water usage. Doing so helps efficiently use the area’s groundwater resources and ensures an adequate water supply for residents, businesses and other organizations. Learn more.
|Cost of service||$4.42/month|
|More than 300 units||$2.28|
|Note: 1 unit = 100 cubic feet = 750 gallons|
|Cost of service||$7.89/month|
|Storm Water Utility:|
|Cost of service||$3/month|
|Commercial units, for each 1,000 square feet over 10,000 square feet||
|Refuse and Recycling:|
|64-gallon Waste Management cart||$13.65/month|
|35-gallon Waste Management cart||$12.30/month|
|*Unlimited commingled recycling is included in the above rate.|
|Tags for additional garbage bags (purchase at local grocery stores)||$2/bag|
|Recycle bins, available at the Intergovernmental Center, 10 Civic Center Plaza||$2/each|
|Yard waste curbside pickup (purchase bag at local grocery stores)||$2/bag|
|Fire Line Connection:|
|4 inches or less||$8.74/month|
|Annual inspection fee||$37.95|
|Water line opening of 3/4 inch or less||$46.98/day|
|Water line opening of 1 inch||$71.97/day|
|Water line opening of 1 1/2 inches||$205.60/day|
|Water line opening of 2 to 2 1/2 inches||$345.05/day|