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Schedule of Utility Rates

ELECTRIC

Monthly Electric Meter Charge:

Residential:  $10.00
Commercial: $15.00
Industrial:   $25.00



RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC RATE:


Minimum Usage Charge per month per meter   $1.25

First 50 Kilowatt Hours, per month per meter          $ .1065
Next 50 Kilowatt Hours, per month per meter          $ .0841
Next 400 Kilowatt Hours, per month per meter        $ .0673
Next 500 Kilowatt Hours, per month per meter        $ .0645
Excess Kilowatt Hours, per month per meter            $ .0617

Penalty Calculation:  1.5% added after due date



ELECTRICAL SPACE HEATING RATE:

All Kilowatt Hours, per month per meter                 $ .0568

Minimum charge per month            $.50 per KW connected
Except June, July and August

Penalty Calculation:  1.5% added after due date

ALL ELECTRIC RESIDENTIAL RATE:

Applies to all residential properties whose total utilities, including but not limited to dwelling heat, light, hot water heater, cooking stove, washing machine, clothes dryer and refrigerator are served solely by electricity.

First 50 Kilowatt hours       $ .1065          $5.33
Next 50 Kilowatt Hours      $ .0841          $4.21
Next 400 Kilowatt Hours     $ .0673         $26.92
Next 4,000 Kilowatt Hours  $ .0583        $233.20
All Excess Kilowatt Hours     $ .0617


ENERGY COST ADJUSTMENT/FUEL ADJUSTMENT
There shall be added to or subtracted from the energy charges computed a sum per kilowatt hour by which the purchased power costs exceeds or reduces cost from 30.24 mills per kilowatt hour in the billing period.  Costs shall be determined in such period by determining the weighted average cost of fuel burned during a particular billing period including the costs of lubricating oil and the cost of actual kilowatts purchased from the City's inter-connected utilities system.

COMMERCIAL LIGHT AND POWER


APPLICABLE:  To supply all of customer's power and lighting requirements, with all service provided through one meter and at one delivery point.  For a new installation, the maximum three-phase motor that may be connected shall be 25 HP.  Customers having motors in excess of 25 HP presently connected shall be allowed to qualify for this rate, but no additional three-phase motors in excess of 25 HP may be connected to their loads, or will additional transformer capacity be furnished.


CHARACTER OF SERVICE:  AC; cycles; single or three-phase 120/208, 120/240 volts, as available.  Entrance equipment to be furnished by the customer to meet Utility's requirements.

RATE:

First 100 Kilowatt Hours per month per meter             $ .1065
Next 100 Kilowatt Hours per month per meter            $ .1009
Next 300 Kilowatt Hours per month per meter            $ .0841
Next 1500 Kilowatt Hours per month per meter           $ .0785
Next 3000 Kilowatt Hours per month per meter           $ .0701
Excess Kilowatt Hours per month per meter                $ .0645

Penalty Calculation:  1.5% Added after due date

Minimum Charge:   $3.00 plus $.50 per h.p. for all h.p. over 40 h.p.

Multiple Meters:  If more than one meter is used, separate billings will be made by the utility.

Primary Metering Discount:  If metering is done on the high side, 2% discount may be taken.

Power Factor Clause:  Customer must maintain not less than 60% lagging.  At the request of the Utility, customers will furnish and install the equipment necessary to correct the power factor.

Option Clause:  Service under this schedule of rates is provided at the option of the Utility, and unusual costs of service due to the character and/or location of customers load are subject to negotiation.



INDUSTRIAL POWER AND LARGE POWER USERS

APPLICABLE:  To all large power users having a power and lighting demand of 40 KW or more with all service provided through one meter and at one delivery point.

CHARACTER OF SERVICE: A-C; 60 cycles, single or three phase, 120/208, 120/240, 220/440, 2400/4160 volts, as available.  Only one voltage transformation will be made by the Utility.  Minimum demand - 40 KW.  Entrance equipment to be furnished by the customer to meet the Utility's requirements.

RATES:     Demand Charge:
                                        $2.50 per KW for first 40 KW Demand
                                        $1.75 per KW for Balance of Demand

               Energy Charge:
                                        $.0593 per KWH for first 5,000 KWH
                                        $.0568 per KWH for next 5,000 KWH
                                        $.0543 per KWH for next 15,000 KWH
                                        $.0530 per KWH for next 25,000 KWH
                                        $.0518 per KWH for next 50,000 KWH
                                        $.0506 per KWH for next 400,000 KWH
                                        $.0493 per KWH for next 500,000 KWH
                                        $.0483 per KWH for all additional KWH

Penalty Calculation:  1.5% added after due date

Minimum Bill:  Not less than 65% of highest billing demand in the preceeding 11 months, but in no case less than 40KW.

Multiple Meters:  If more than one meter is used, separate billings will be made by the utility.

Transformer Ownership Discount:  $.05 Per KW demand when customer furnished transformers.

Primary Metering Discount:  2% to be taken for primary metering.

Billing Demand:  Maximum 15 minute measured KW demand in the month, but not less than 65% of the maximum demand established during the previous 11 months and not less than 40 KW.


Power Factor Clause:  Customer must maintain not less than 80% lagging.  At the request of the Utility, customers will furnish and install the equipment necessary to correct the power factor.

Option Clause:  Service under this schedule of rates is provided at the option of the Utility, and unusual costs of service due to the character and/or location of customers load are subject to negotiation.

Energy Cost Adjustment:  There shall be added to or subtracted from the energy charges computed a sum per kilowatt hour by which the purchase power costs exceeds or reduces cost from30.24 mills per kilowatt hour in the billing period.  Costs shall be determined in such period by determine the weighted average cost of fuel burned during a particular billing period including the costs f lubricating oil and the cost of actual kilowatts purchased from the City's inter-connected utilities system.


WATER RATES

Rates - Effective July 1, 2014

First 10,000 gallons       $2.10 per 1,000   $21.00 for 10,000 gallons
Second 10,000 gallons   $1.88 per 1,000   $39.80 for 20,000 gallons
Third 10,000 gallons      $1.66 per 1,000   $56.40 for 30,000 gallons
Forth 10,000 gallons      $1.42 per 1,000   $70.60 for 40,000 gallons
All excess gallons          $1.14 per 1,000 gallons

One cubic foot equals 7.5 gallons
Minimum Charge: $5.00 per month
Outside the city limits - 150%

SEWER RATES

Rates - Effective October 4, 2016

First 10,000 gallons of water billed   $.00206 per gallon
Next 10,000 gallons of water billed  $.00200 per gallon
Next 10,000 gallons of water billed  $.00193 per gallon
Next 10,000 gallons of water billed  $.00187 per gallon
Over 40,000 gallons of water billed  $.00181 per gallon

Minimum Charge:  $6.00 per month

Sewer Facility Charge:

Residential:  $10.00 per month
Commercial:  $28.00 per month
Outside the city limits - 150%

GARBAGE & RECYCLING

Rates: $5.35 per month for recycling & yard waste

Garbage pickup: 
            Residents on the North side of Main Street- Every Tuesday
            Residents on the South side of Main Street- Every Thursday

Your garbage must be in special yellow garbage bags.  These bags can be purchased at City Hall, Fareway, Kwik Star, Schueth Ace Hardware and Five Star Coop.  The bags are available in 15 gallon and 33 gallon sizes.  The 15 gallon bags cost $5.55 for five and the 33 gallon bags cost $8.50 for five.

Recycling pickup: 
            Residents on the North side of Main Street- Every-other Tuesday
            Residents on the South side of Main Street- Every-other Thursday   
You can place your recycling in any container.  For a complete list of recyclable material guidelines please click here

Garbage and recycling are picked up by Jendro Sanitation.  Please feel free to call them at 1-800-232-3525 with any specific questions or visit their website at www.jendrosanitation.com


YARD WASTE

The City of New Hampton has a compost site available for residents to bring their yard waste.  The site is located at 2130 Odessa Avenue.  The site will open on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  The hours for the site will be:

     Tuesday -  3:00pm to 6:00pm
     Thursday - 3:00pm to 6:00pm
     Saturday -  9:00am to 1:00pm

Fees will be:  $2.00 per licensed vehicle or trailer
                      $5.00 per dump truck load

There is also curbside yard waste pickup in the Spring and Fall.  The dates of the pickup will be published in the New Hampton Newspaper, on our website, or you can call City Hall at 394-5906.

2017 Curbside Compost Pickup Dates

Friday, April 7: Compost Only
Friday, April 21: Compost & Brush
NO BARRELS WILL BE PICKED UP.
BRUSH CANNOT BE LONGER THAN 4 FEET.


       




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