North Mankato, Minnesota

Utilities Billing

Utilities Billing

Utility bills are mailed before the last working day of each month for water, sewer, garbage and recycling. Payment is due on or before the due date specified on the bill. (Due date is usually the 10th of each month.) You will have the full day of the due day to get your bill payment to our office or in the drop box. Delinquent payments and meter readings will be subject to penalties.

General Billing Information
  • Consumers are required to read their water meter monthly. 
  • Consumer must supply final meter reading.
  • $3.00 charge for late readings (later than 10th of the month).
  • Monthly utility payments are due on or before the 10th of each month.
  • Delinquent accounts are charged a 10% penalty.
  • Failure to read meter for three consecutive months-will result in a $20.00 charge added to the account.
  • A service charge of $20.00 (per trip) will be charged to your utility bill each time water is shut on or off at the curb box, whether it be upon the request of the resident or due to non-payment of the utility bill.
  • When a water user moves, the billing department must be notified in advance, and the user must supply a final meter reading.
Current Rates (effective 1/1/2024)
Water Rates - Rate Class & Meter Size
Monthly Charge Cost per 1,000 gal
Residential (5/8'-11/4") $8.50 $3.43
Residential & Commercial 11/2"-3" $41.76 $3.43
Commercial 5/8"-11/4" $8.50 $3.43
Commercial 4"-6" $41.76 $3.43
Residential and Commercial Outside Meters $0.00 $4.35
Rural Water (5/8'-11/4") $13.50 $4.43
Rural 1 1/2"-3" $46.76 $6.12
Multiple Dwelling Unit Rate per Unit $5.50 n/a

Fire Connection Fees Monthly Charge
6" or smaller $10.30
8"  $18.90
10" $34.70
12" $53.55
16" or larger $118.10

Sewer Rates Billing Rate Cost Per 1,000 Gallons
0 Gal. to 2,250 Gal.
$18.50-effective 1/1/24  
2,251 Gal. and over cost per 1,000   $6.35
Rural-0 Gal. to 2,250 Gal $18.50-effective 1/1/24  
Rural-2,251 Gal. and over cost per 1,000   $7.45
  • Excessive strength sewage is billed a surcharge.
Storm Water Surcharge Billing Rate
Single Family Residential $5.50
All Other (Based on Lot Size) 0-10,000 sq. ft.
10,001 sq. ft. or more $0.88 per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • This charge is to pay for improvement and upkeep of the storm water system.
State Fees and Charges
State and City Sales Tax
State Sales Tax 6.875%
City Sales Tax 0.50%
  • Sales tax, solid waste management fees and water surcharges, which are set by the State of Minnesota, may be added to your billing in addition to the above charges which are set by the City.
  • More information about the Minnesota surcharge
Water & Sewer Charges
  • All customers are sent a utility bill and charged for water according to their usage. In order for water usage to be calculated and charged, water meter readings are needed. The City of North Mankato does not provide meter readers. It is the responsibility of the customer to send in accurate meter readings. Do not estimate or round numbers, enter the actual reading. Automatic read meters are available for purchase. For more information, click here: Automatic Read Meters
  • All customers pay a sewer charge based on actual water consumption, plus a surcharge for any excessive strength sewage. Installation of a second water meter for outdoor use is permitted. Water that is metered through a second meter will be based on actual consumption and will not be subject to a sewer charge.
  • A 10% penalty will be charged to the account when a payment is not received by the due date. When a meter reading is not received by the due date the account will be charged a $3 penalty. Three (3) consecutive months of no readings will result in an additional $20 charge.
Shut Off
  • All customers will be subject to their services being shut off for non-payment and/or failure to report monthly meter readings.
Garbage & Recycling Information
  • Each dwelling unit is billed for garbage and recycling. The City provides each household with a wheeled, lidded garbage cart and a recycle cart. Recycle carts have a yellow lid. Set out your garbage and recycle carts the night before your pickup day or before 4:00 a.m. the day of pickup. Bags of garbage that do not fit in the provided cart must have a Bag Tag attached and visible. Bag Tags can be purchased at City Hall. Carts must be placed 3 feet from any obstacle including the other cart.
  • If a different sized cart for garbage or recycling is desired, please call City Hall.
  • Valet service is available for a monthly charge of $9.00 per cart. Carts must be outside and visible. The collection agency will pull the carts to the street, empty and return. To sign up please call City Hall.
  • If you have large items to dispose of, or if your garbage/recycling is missed, or your cart gets damaged, contact West Central Sanitation at 1-800-246-7630.
  • Note: some rental units have dumpster service and not curbside garbage or recycling pickup.
  • If you move: carts are the property of the City of North Mankato and must be left with the property.
  • To view the garbage & recycling schedules, map, hours, contact information, and more, visit: Garbage & Recycling Information
Refuse & Recycling Rates

Refuse Billing Rate Curbside Recycling Billing Rate
35 Gallon $10.75 $8.00
65 Gallon $15.75 $8.00
95 Gallon $20.75 $8.00
Senior Discount (age 65 and older) -$1.25 off any size garbage None
Solid Waste Management (State Mandated) 9.75%  
Extra Bag Tag $3.50  

Payment Information
Automatic Bank Payment is available. Authorization forms can be found online here: Automatic Payments and at City Hall. Once signed up, your payment will be withdrawn from your account on the due date. Credit Card Payment is available. If you have a manual water meter, you will still need to submit meter readings each month. You can do so by mail or drop off at North Mankato City Hall located at 1001 Belgrade Ave. (there is a drop-off box outside City Hall), or through the City's website here: Enter Meter Reading

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