Sewer service

We charge a flat fee and a usage fee for sewer services.

Sewer fee details

All water that drains out of your property from sinks, toilets or appliances runs through the City's sewer system.

To pay for this charge all residents and businesses:

  • A flat fee
  • A usage fee

See the current rates

 

Residential charges

Flat fee

For general support of the City's sanitary sewer system, we charge a monthly flat fee based on the size of your water meter.

Usage fee

You'll also have a sewer charge based on your water usage. The way we assess your usage depends on the time of year.

December–March

  • Your sewer charge is based on your actual water consumption.
  • For example, if you use four units of water in January, your sewer charge for January will be for four units.

April–November

  • Your sewer charge is based on the average of your water consumption from December through March. You may see this referred to as "average winter consumption (AWC)." 
  • For example, if your average water consumption from December through March was five units of water, your sewer charge for each month from April to November will be for five units.
  • If your water consumption drops below the average in any of these months, your sewer charge will also drop and will match your actual consumption. 

We use these two ways of assessing water usage to avoid charging sewer fees for water that is not treated by the sewer system. For example, you may use water in the spring, summer or fall to water lawns or fill pools. This water does not enter the sanitary sewer system. 

Commercial charges

Commercial fees apply to

Businesses and residential buildings with more than three dwelling units. 

Flat fee

For general support of the City's sanitary sewer system, we charge a monthly flat fee based on the size of your water meter.

Usage fee

You'll also have a sewer charge based on your water usage. 

Contact us

Utility Billing Customer Service

Phone

612-673-1114

Address

Minneapolis Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 620B
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1345

Office hours

8 a.m – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Closed on City Holidays

See list of City holidays