Text Size

Utility Payments

Procedures for Water/Sewer Bills

Utility Bills are sent out quarterly.  The meters are read in March, June, September, and December.  Your statement is sent out the first week following the end of the quarter.  Payment is due within 30 days after it is sent out.  A 10% monthly finance charge will be added onto remaining balances after 30 days.  If your water bill is not paid by the due date, you will be sent a notice of delinquency and intent to discontinue service.  If you do not respond to the 1st delinquent notice you will receive a final notice stating the time and date water service will be shut off.  If you do not respond, water service will be shut off at the time and date set.  At that time there will be additional shut off and turn on fees assessed to get your water turned back on.  If you cannot pay your bill on time, please stop in city hall before the stated date and time of shut off and sign a payment agreement.  Regardless of whether the city exercises its right to discontinuation of service, the city reserves the right to assess unpaid water and sewer bills as a part of a special assessment against the property.

If you sell/purchase a house in the city, please contact city hall at 243-3714 to get the billing information entered into our system.  You would also want to contact West Central Sanitation and any other utilities in this instance.

Water bills can now be paid online. You can create an online account and pay your bill here.

CITY OF PAYNESVILLE
2016 UTILITY RATES

FLAT RATES:

WATER – MINIMUM - $21.00 (2,000 gallons)
MULTI UNIT $15.75
SEWER – MINIMUM - $21.00 (2,000 gallons)
MULTI UNIT $15.75

BULK RATES:

WATER – 2,001 gal. to 99,999....................$2.87/thousand
100,000 gal. to 500,000.............$2.82/thousand
After 500,000 gal.......................$2.81/thousand
SEWER – 2,001 gal. and up.........................$3.36/thousand

WATER CONNECTION FEES:

SINGLE FAMILY - $800 MINIMUM
APARTMENTS - $800 + $75/APT. UNIT
ALL OTHER - $800 + $75/ADDITIONAL WATER UNIT*

HOOK UP FEE INCLUDES COST OF STANDARD RESIDENTIAL METER

DISCONNECTION FEE: $35
RECONNECTION FEE: $35
PENALTY: 10% PER MONTH ($500 MAX)

SEWER CONNECTION FEE: 

SINGLE FAMILY - $1,000 MINIMUM
APARTMENTS - $1,000 + $100/APT. UNIT
ALL OTHER - $1,000 + $100/ADDITIONAL WATER UNIT*

PLUMBING/SEWER CONTRACTOR PERMIT - $75 FIRST YEAR/$25 RENEWAL

*WATER UNIT EQUALS 20,000 GALLONS