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ST. ANTHONY — St. Anthony utility rates will be increasing effective Oct. 1.

According to the city newsletter, water and sewer rates will increase by one percent, and sanitation rates will stay the same.

“The city has looked at what it costs to provide these services to you and what it will take to try to keep up with increased costs. We know how hard it is to incur an increase, and so we try to save wherever we can,” states the newsletter.

However, it says that increases in rates are necessary at times to maintain such services. Those with questions may contact city offices for help.

Below are the new rates for St. Anthony.

Water

Residential Base Rate is $27.94 plus $0.57 per 1,000 gallons

Commercial Base Rate is $32.07 plus $0.57 per 1,000 gallons

Sewer

Residential Base Rate is $31.34 plus $1.41 per 1,000 gallons of average winter water usage.

Commercial Base Rate is $31.34 per EDU (Equivalent Dwelling Unit) plus $1.41 per 1,000 gallons of average winter water usage. The number of EDUs is based on type/use of the facility.

Sanitation/Garbage Collection

Cart Rate (95 gallon) is $14.57 per month, additional cart is $4.95 per month. Picked up every Friday with the exception of holidays.

Commercial Rate is $3.37 per yard plus $4.43 account administration fee. Picked up every Tuesday and Friday (if a second pickup is required).

Late Charge

$6.60 per month.

Services Outside City Limits

Residents and businesses outside the city limits will be billed at one and a half times the regular base rates listed above. No additional charges apply on the usage rates.

Security Deposit

Deposit is required upon activation of account. Rate will be determined by the previous year’s usage for each property. If there is no usage history for the property, the deposit will be $160.

System Development Charges (for new hookups)

Water: $1,870 plus materials

Sewer: $1,600 plus materials

Commercial System Development Charges

Call for estimate — additional charges may apply depending on size of lines installed.