Utility Rates and Billing

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The City of Richfield operates three Utilities: Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Stormwater. Fees are collected on a quarterly basis for these utilities and pay for operating costs, current and future infrastructure needs, and equipment replacement.

WATER UTILITY The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recommends that all public water suppliers in the metropolitan area serving more than 1,000 people to adopt a “Conservation Rate Structure” (Minnesota Statutes, Section 103G.291 Subd. 4). The purpose of the Conservation Rate Structure is to encourage water users to reduce consumption. Below is the City of Richfield’s Water Conservation Rate Structure for 2018, how it applies to water usage and other fees related to the water utility. This rate structure applies to all residential and multi-unit properties.
TIER WATER RATE USAGE AMOUNT
Tier 1 $3.55 per 1000 gallons 0-15,000 gallons
Tier 2 $4.27 per 1000 gallons 15,001-25,000 gallons
Tier 3 $5.13 per 1000 gallons 25,001 gallons and over
Irrigation $5.13 per 1000 gallons  
  • Commercial properties, schools, and churches are billed at the Tier 1 rate for their domestic water use.
  • Irrigation accounts are billed at the Tier 3 rate.
  • The Minnesota State testing fee will remain at $6.36 per year for each account (billed quarterly at $1.59 per billing cycle).
  • The service charge is $10.00 per quarter.
WASTEWATER UTILITY Richfield’s wastewater flows to a treatment plant in St. Paul, Minnesota owned and operated by the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services Division (MCES).
  • The wastewater rate is $5.12 per 1000 gallons in 2018.
  • Residential wastewater (sanitary sewer) is determined by the winter quarter’s water consumption.
  • There is a minimum charge of 7,000 gallons ($35.84) for sanitary sewer on all accounts.
STORMWATER UTILITY
  • The storm water rate is $17.78 per unit or one-fifth acre per quarter in 2018.
  • Single-family residence are considered one-fifth acre.
  • Rates for commercial properties are based on land acreage and will be charged accordingly.

STREETLIGHT UTILITY
Richfield’s streetlight utility is $5.77 per quarter in 2018.

RECYCLING CREDIT
Richfield participates in the Hennepin County Recycling program. Residents receive a quarterly credit of $2.10 on their utility bill in 2018.

If you are moving, purchasing, or selling your home please call the Richfield's Utility Billing Department to request a final reading prior to moving.  (612) 861-9164

Pay your bill online or pay by phone by calling 1-844-368-3947

Payments

 ONLINE PAYMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • View and pay your bill online anytime with credit/debit card or e-check
  • Make a one-time payment or register to gain access to all features
  • Schedule your payment for a specific date
  • Get  email or text notifications when your bill is ready, just before the due date and when a scheduled payment is pending
  • AutoPay - automatically pay the invoice amount from your default payment method on the due date
  • Recurring Scheduled Payments - set up a schedule to pay a fixed amount or the invoice balance on a specific day of the month
  • Pay by text

Please include your customer number and account number on all personal checks and bank checks.