The Minnesota Legislature has approved an increase in the drinking water service connection fee from $6.36 annually to $9.72 annually effective January 1, 2020. This fee is passed through to the Minnesota Department of Health's Drinking Water Protection Program. City Residents are charged this annual water user fee on their utility bill to pay for the last two quarters of the current year and the first two quarters of the next year. Due to the timing of the State rate increase, the following will be the 2019 & 2020 Rate Calculations for City residents connected to water service:
8/1/2019 = $6.36
3/1/2020 = $3.36 (balance of new rate of $9. 72)
8/1/2020 = $9.72
Total rate to be collected in 2019 = $6.36
Total rate to be collected in 2020 = $13.08
All charges passed on to water customers are used to pay for Minnesota Department of Health's Drinking Water Protection Program. In 2021, the City of Blackduck will return to charging the new rate of $9.72 in August as it currently does to its customers.
If you have any questions, please contact City Administrator Christina Regas at 218- 835-4803.