Waste and Storm Water
As a cost of saving measure for the City or Rochester, RPU bills waste and storm water charges on behalf of Rochester’s Public Works department. Contact information for Public Works:
201 4th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Waste Water Charge
Your waste water bill consists of two charges: fixed and quantity. The fixed charge is made per sanitary connection per month. The quantity charge is per one hundred cubic feet (Ccf) or one unit (one unit is equal to 748 gallons of water).
For the first three months of the year, your waste water charge is determined by the actual units of water used. Your base charge for April – December is determined by your average water usage during the months of January, February, and March. You will be charged this same “base” rate throughout the year regardless of summer watering etc…
For new construction, if no base is established during January, February, and March, the base of six units will be applied to your account for the remainder of the year.
For more information on current waste rates please visit: http://rochestermn.gov/departments/publicworks/waterreclamation/rates.asp
This monthly charge is used exclusively to support the storm water management program. Every developed residential and non-residential property parcel is charged a fee based on its size, land use and amount of impervious (or hard surface) area. This is an equitable approach because the charges are proportional to a property’s contribution to storm water runoff and impact on water quality.
For additional information on StormWater management please visit: http://www.rochesterstormwater.com/welcome.asp