Residential Rates

Rate Structure Effective January 1, 2014

Water Service
All gallons:    $4.00 per 1000 gallons
Monthly customer charge per service address: $20.00

Water Sprinkler
All gallons:    $5.00 per 1000 gallons

State sales and local option sales taxes will be added to the rate to comply with the provisions of the Code of Iowa.

Other Rates:
5/8" Meter, Tap & Saddle Service Permit: $300.00
1" Meter, Tap & Saddle Service Permit: $350.00
Additional 5/8" Meter Service Permit: $175.00
Additional 1" Meter Service Permit: $275.00
Meter Test by SMU:  $45.00

Sewer/Solid Waste Rates

Solid Waste, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer are controlled by the City of Spencer and billed for your convenience through Spencer Municipal Utilities. Questions about rates and policies should be directed to Spencer City Hall at 580-7200.

Rate Structure -- Effective July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014

Residential Solid Waste
$15.50 per month/per dwelling unit

Sanitary Sewer
Rate Code Type of Service Rate


Minimum 1,000 gallons-$7.39/month
S All metered customers Next 49,000 gallons @ $3.86/1000 gal
Balance of gallons @ $2.76/1000 gal
S1 Non-metered single family $25.71/month
S2 Non-metered 1 bedroom multi-family $21.42/month
S3 Non-metered 2 bedroom multi-family $25.71/month
S4 Non-metered 3 bedroom multi-family $30.53/month
S5 Non-metered 4 bedroom or larger multi-family $34.35/month
S6 Non-metered commercial $39.64/month
S7 Non-metered small business $25.71/month
CSI Combined Sewer Initiative $10.00

Storm Sewer
Contact Spencer City Hall at 712-580-7200.
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