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Utility Billing Rates

Charges on your utility bill

The City of Brooklyn Park provides water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water/fire protection, recycling and street light services to residents and businesses.

Charges on your bill depend on the services available to the property. We bill usage fees and service fees.

Properties connected to the water and sewer system are billed based on metered usage. If you do not use any water for a billing period, you will still receive a bill for the service fees.

Vacant properties

Even if a property is vacant, we still bill the property for some fees. We cannot stop billing on the property.

New accounts

When a property is sold or a new tenant moves in, we can close the account for the old tenant and open an account for the new tenant.

Usage fees

Water

The water fee is based on actual water as measured by the meter for a specific service period. We measure the flow of water through the water meter. We read the meter electronically from a box mounted to the outside of the building. Rates are set up to encourage water conservation.

Property type Water fee per 1,000 gallons
Residential $1.90 for the first 40,000 gallons
$2.85 for gallons 41,000 to 80,000 gallons
$3.60 for gallons for over 80,000 gallons
Non-residential $1.90 for all gallons

 

Sewer

The sewer fee is based on metered water.

Property type Sewer fee per 1,000 gallons of water used
All property types $2.95

 

Irrigation

The irrigation fee is based on separately metered water that does not go down the drain.

Property type Irrigation fee per 1,000 gallons of water used
All property types $2.85

 

Service fees

Service fees that may be included:

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Irrigation
  • Safe water testing
  • Recycle
  • Storm sewer
  • Street lights
  • Water/fire protection
  • Other fees

Water, sewer and irrigation

A service fee is billed for each service. The fees are based on meter size for the service period of 89 to 91 days.

All property types based on meter size Water and irrigation service fee Sewer service fee
5/8'' $5.55 $5.80
3/4'' $6.10 $6.38
1'' $7.77 $8.12
1-1/2'' $9.99 $10.44
2'' $16.10 $16.82
3'' $61.05 $63.80
4'' $77.70 $81.20
6'' $116.55 $121.80
8'' $160.95 $168.20

 

Safe water testing

The safe water testing fee is based on the service period of 89 to 91 days. This fee is collected and passed on the State of Minnesota Department of Health per the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Property type Safe water testing fee
All property types $1.59

 

Recycle

The recycle fee is based on the type of property for the service period of 89 to 91 days.

Property type Recycle fee per unit
Single family $9.75
Townhomes or duplexes with less than 8 units $9.75
Apartment building or building with more than 8 units $6.30

 

Storm sewer

The storm sewer fee is based on the type of property for the service period of 89 to 91 days.

Property type Storm sewer fee per unit
Single family $9.20
Townhomes or duplexes with less than 8 units $6.00
Apartment building or building with more than 8 units $3.25
Commercial based on acreage $55.60
Industrial based on acreage $63.40
Schools or religious institutions based on acreage $26.40

 

Street light

The street light fee is based on the type of property, type of street lights in the development, and if they're on a public or private street  for the service period of 89 to 91 days.

All non-residential properties are charged $0.19 per foot of street frontage with a minimum $10.35 fee.

Property type Standard lighting on public street fee per unit Decorative lighting on public street fee per unit Standard lighting on private street fee per unit Decorative lighting on private street fee per unit
Single Family $10.35 $15.52 $5.17 $10.35
Townhomes or duplexes with less than 8 units $7.30 $10.95 $3.65 $7.30
Apartment building or building with more than 8 units $3.65 $5.475 $1.825 $3.65

 

Water/fire protection

The water/fire protection fee is based on the type of property for the service period of 89 to 91 days.

Property type Water/fire protection fee
Single and double (each unit) $10
Multiple residences, 3 or more units (per unit) $10
Service stations $15
Restaurants, cafés and religious institutions $20
Commercial with floor area less than 1,000 square feet $15
Commercial with floor area between 1,000 and 5,000 square feet $30
Commercial with floor area more than 5,000 square feet $50
Schools, elementary $60
Schools, junior and high school $100

 

Flat rate sewer fee

The flat rate sewer fee is based on the type of property for the service period of 89 to 91 days.

Property type Flat rate sewer fee
Residential $41.50
Non-residential $31.50 plus $1.00 per fixture

 

Late payment fees and penalties

If you are having trouble paying your bills on time, please call utility billing to discuss options. Your account must meet specific requirements to qualify.

Meter disconnection or reconnection

$50 per occurrence.

Non compliance penalty

$100 per month.

Late charge

10% on unpaid balance at the due date.

Returned check charge

You will be charged $30 for any check or automatic bank draft payment your bank returns to us.

Credits

Franchise fee credit

The franchise fee credit is given for customers currently paying special assessments for street repairs. Credits are issued on the city utility bill for the term of the assessment.

Property type Franchise fee credit per unit
Single family $42

 

Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday hours

We are closed December 26 and January 2.

Phone and email

763-493-8185
Fill out the Utility Billing general contact form

 
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