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File #: RES PH 19-354    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/11/2019
Title: Establishing the Water Charges for 2020. (Public hearing held November 6)
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. 2020 BWC Water Rate Resolution 19-1571

Title

Establishing the Water Charges for 2020. (Public hearing held November 6)

 

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WHEREAS, after due consideration and study of the financial condition of the Saint Paul Regional Water Services, analysis of projected expenses and recommendation of the 2020 Budget, the Board of Water Commissioners has determined that the present rate structure is inadequate to continue operations without an adjustment; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 85.01 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code the Board of Water Commissioners of the City of Saint Paul hereby recommends that the following Water Charges for all water bills levied on or after January 1, 2020 be approved and established by the Saint Paul City Council following a public hearing.

 

 

WATER CHARGES

 

WATER VOLUME CHARGE

A water volume charge shall be applied to all active water service accounts in the SPRWS service area. The charge shall be the product of the volume of water metered or estimated and one of the corresponding rates shown below.

 

WATER VOLUME RATES

Effective January 1, 2020

 

Cities:  Saint Paul, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Maplewood, West Saint Paul

 

Winter* per 100 cu. ft.:  $2.92

 

Summer** per 100 cu. ft.:  $3.02

 

Mendota Heights: 

 

Winter* per 100 cu. ft.:  $3.45

 

Summer** per 100 cu. ft.:  $3.56

 

All other cities: 

 

Winter* per 100 cu. ft.:  $3.50

 

Summer** per 100 cu. ft.:  $3.62

 

FOR ACCOUNTS HAVING 1-INCH AND SMALLER METERS

 

*Winter rates shall apply to bills sent during January through May, and December.

 

**Summer rates shall apply to bills sent during June through November.

 

 

FOR ACCOUNTS HAVING METERS LARGER THAN 1-INCH, INCLUDING ROSEVILLE AND LITTLE CANADA 

 

*Winter rates shall apply to bills sent during January through April, November and December.

 

**Summer rates shall apply to bills sent during May through October.

 

 

WATER SERVICE BASE FEE

A water service base fee shall be charged to all active domestic and commercial water service accounts in the SPRWS service area.  The amount of the fee shall be determined by water meter size and shall be applied during established billing cycles, as shown below.

 

 

WATER SERVICE BASE FEES

Effective January 1, 2020

 

Charges to accounts in Saint Paul, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Maplewood and West Saint Paul:

 

Smaller than 1-inch meter:        $18.00 per Quarter

1-inch (single family dwelling)*  $18.00 per Quarter

1- inch meter:                   $45.00 per Quarter     

1 ½ - inch meter:      $30.00 per Month

2-inch meter:      $  48.00 per Month

3-inch meter:      $  96.00 per Month

4-inch meter:      $150.00 per Month 

6-inch meter:      $300.00 per Month

8-inch meter:      $480.00 per Month

10-inch meter:    $690.00 per Month

 

Charges to accounts in Mendota Heights:

 

Smaller than 1-inch meter:        $21.24 per Quarter

1-inch (single family dwelling)*  $21.24 per Quarter

1- inch meter:                   $53.10 per Quarter     

1 ½ - inch meter:      $35.40 per Month

2-inch meter:      $  56.64 per Month

3-inch meter:      $113.28 per Month

4-inch meter:      $177.00 per Month 

6-inch meter:      $354.00 per Month

8-inch meter:      $566.40 per Month

10-inch meter:    $814.20 per Month

 

 

Charges to accounts in all other cities:

 

Smaller than 1-inch meter:        $ 21.60 per Quarter

1-inch (single family dwelling)*  $21.60 per Quarter

1- inch meter:                   $  54.00 per Quarter     

1 ½ - inch meter:      $  36.00 per Month

2-inch meter:      $  57.60 per Month

3-inch meter:      $115.20 per Month

4-inch meter:      $180.00 per Month 

6-inch meter:      $360.00 per Month

8-inch meter:      $576.00 per Month

10-inch meter:    $828.00 per Month

 

* 1-inch single family dwelling is an account supplied by a dedicated 1-inch or smaller street service connection and for which the property structure is described in County Property Tax Records as either Single Family Dwelling of Townhome.

 

SAINT PAUL PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY RECOVERY FEE

The City of Saint Paul levies a charge to the Board of Water Commissioners as reimbursement for costs the City incurs as a result of Board water facilities being situated within the City’s rights-of-way. A City of Saint Paul right-of-way recovery fee shall be charged to all active domestic and commercial water service accounts excluding seasonal lawn sprinkler accounts in the City of Saint Paul in order to recoup this charge.  The amount of the fee shall be determined by water meter size and shall be applied during established billing cycles, as shown below.

 

SAINT PAUL RIGHT-OF-WAY RECOVERY FEES

Effective January 1, 2020

 

 

Smaller than 1-inch meter:        $4.50 per Quarter

1-inch meter (single family dwelling)*  $4.50 per Quarter

1- inch meter:       $  11.25 per Quarter

1 ½ - inch meter:  $    7.58 per Month

2-inch meter:        $  12.08 per Month

3-inch meter:        $  24.17 per Month

4-inch meter:        $  37.75 per Month

6-inch meter:        $  75.50 per Month

8-inch meter:        $120.83 per Month

 

* 1-inch single family dwelling is an account supplied by a dedicated 1-inch or smaller street service connection and for which the property structure is described in County Property Tax Records as either Single Family Dwelling or Townhome.

 

 

WATER MAIN INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT SURCHARGE

A water main infrastructure replacement surcharge shall be applied to all active domestic and commercial water service accounts in Saint Paul, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Maplewood, Mendota Heights and West Saint Paul.  The surcharge shall be the product of the volume of water metered or estimated and one of the corresponding rates shown below.

 

 

SURCHARGE RATES

Effective January 1, 2020

 

Charges to accounts in Saint Paul, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Maplewood, Mendota Heights and West Saint Paul:

 

Per 100 cu. ft.:                                          $0.20

 

All other cities:

 

Per 100 cu. ft.:                                          $0.00

 

 

 

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