The 2016 AE2S Nexus Annual Utility Rate Survey has been distributed to all participants. We hope that the results are useful to systems throughout the region as budgets are finalized and 2017 rates are set, by providing a regional measure of benchmarking themselves against similar systems and/or the system nearby.
The Utility Rate Survey booklet contains charts of water, wastewater, and stormwater rates, as well as a Total Utility Bill (water, wastewater, and stormwater). Since each community experiences different challenges, it is often useful to look at the combined utility rate when comparing the cost of utility service between communities. The values reported in the following tables illustrate the reported 2016 monthly residential charge for a bill equating to 6,000 gallons of water and wastewater usage, as well as a monthly stormwater charge, when applicable.
Figures 1 through 6 represent the reported results for communities serving greater than 5,000 people reported alphabetically, by State. Figure 7 illustrates the Total Utility Bill for Minnesota systems serving greater than 5,000 that provide wastewater service through the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
Figure 1: Reported 2016 Total Utility Bill for 6,000 Gallons – Minnesota Non-Metro Systems Serving 5,000 or Greater
Figure 2: Reported 2016 Total Utility Bill for 6,000 Gallons – Montana Systems Serving 5,000 or Greater
Figure 3: Reported 2016 Total Utility Bill for 6,000 Gallons – North Dakota Systems Serving 5,000 or Greater
Figure 4: Reported 2016 Total Utility Bill for 6,000 Gallons – South Dakota Serving 5,000 or Greater
Figure 5: Reported 2016 Total Utility Bill for 6,000 Gallons – Utah Systems Serving 5,000 or Greater
Figure 6: Reported 2016 Total Utility Bill for 6,000 Gallons – Wyoming Systems Serving 5,000 or Greater
Figure 7: Reported 2016 Total Utility Bill for 6,000 Gallons – Minnesota Metro Systems Serving 5,000 or Greater
In total, AE2S Nexus received survey responses from 133 systems serving 5,000 or more. Substantial efforts were taken to provide accurate data. Although verification efforts were completed where possible, in some instances data may not have been provided in full or fully verified. We hope you find the survey results useful. If you have any questions related to the 2016 Annual Utility Rate Survey, please contact Miranda Kleven at 701-746-8087 or Miranda.Kleven@AE2S.com.
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