Water, Sewer & Garbage Rates

Current Rates

Water Rates

There shall be and there are hereby established rates and charges for the use of and for the service supplied by the municipal water utility based upon the meter readings of the amount of water consumed as follows (minimum applied to each dwelling unit or business being served regardless of the number of meters served):

-First 2,000 gallons or lessor amount $19.25 per month (minimum monthly bill).

-All over 2,000 gallons $4.39 per 1,000 gallons or any portion thereof.

For those persons outside of the Van Meter city limits rates and charges shall be based upon the meter reading of the amount of water consumed as follows minimum applied to each dwelling unit or business being served regardless of the number of meters served):

-First 2,000 gallons or lessor amount $46.40 per month (minimum monthly bill).

-All over 2,000 gallons $10.59 per 1,000 gallons or any portion thereof.

 

Sewer Rates

There shall be and there are hereby established sewer user charges for the use of and for service supplied by the municipal sewerage works based upon the amount and rate of water consumed as follows:

-First 2,000 gallons or lessor amount $19.03 per month (minimum monthly bill).

-All over 2,000 gallons $5.59 per 1,000 gallons or any portion thereof.

For those persons outside of the Van Meter city limits rates and charges shall be: $43.76

 

Water and Sewer Fees

In order to advance the City Council’s goal of constructing a water treatment plant the City Council felt that it was important to create a mechanism to fund capital improvements to benefit the City’s water and sewer systems. To that end, on June 16, 2016 the City Council enacted Ordinance 253 which establishes water and sewer capital improvement fees. Effective July 1, 2016 the capital improvement fee for each gallon of water will be two tenths of one cent. Over the next couple of years the fee will increase every six months by two tenths of a cent until a gallon of water generates one cent for capital improvements. The capital improvement fee for sewer will be five hundredths of a cent per gallon for capital improvements. The sewer fee does not escalate until the Code of Ordinances is amended again in the future.

Garbage Rates

The collection and disposal of solid wastes as provided by this chapter is declared to be of benefit to the property served or eligible to be served and there shall be levied and collected fees therefore as follows:

-$17.96 per month for each residential unit.

-$7.70 per month for each additional residential solid waste cart rental

-$5.50 per month for each additional recycling cart rental

-$1.00 per extra bag sticker

-$5.00 per bulky item sticker

-$26.61 per month for once weekly light commercial pickup

-$53.50 per month for twice weekly light commercial pickup

-$37.08 per month for once weekly heavy commercial pickup plus $6.32 for each yard collected within the month.

-$74.09 per month for twice weekly heavy commercial pickup plus $6.32 for each yard collected within the month.

 

Water and Sewer Connection Fees

Effective February 13, 2006, the City of Van Meter adopted “An Ordinance Establishing a new Water and new Sewer Service Connection Fee.”

-13.32.030.  Applications for water service shall be filed with the council upon a form to be supplied by the municipality.  The application shall state the name of the applicant and the premises to be served.  All applications shall be accompanied by a fee of $600.00 per metered connection payable to the municipality for the connection charge.

-13.52.060.  Sewer connection fee inside the city limits is set at $500.00 for a single family dwelling, $800.00 for a duplex, and $250.00 for each additional unit.

Please call city hall at 996-2644 with any questions regarding this amendment.

Water Disconnection Policy

City of Van Meter utility bills are due and payable on the 15th of each and every month.  If not paid by the 15th, such bill is deemed delinquent.  There is a $25.00 disconnect fee.  For further information regarding the water disconnect  policy please visit us at our office or call (515) 996-2644.  If you know that your utility bill is going to be late or need to make payment arrangements contact our city hall.