CITY OF LA CRESCENT
NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE
STATE WATER USER FEE
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 Rate Calculations for city residents connected to water service:
7/1/19-12/31/19 = $3.18 (1/2 of the current rate of $6.36)
1/1/20-6/30/20 = $4.86 (1/2 of the new rate of $9.72)
Total rate to be collected in 2019 = $8.04
Starting in 2020, the annual rate charged will be $9.72.