Rates, Rules and Regulations

The following information reflects water and sewer rates per Resolution passed July 2014 by the Hiawatha Water Board of Trustees. Rates will remain the same while the commodity rate will increase by 7% for the next seven years. Sewer rates are determined by city council and are billed out based on water consumption.

  • Minimum Charge

    Meter Size

  • $8.64
    month first 1,000 gallons

    5/8 inch, 3/4 inch

  • $9.53
    month first 1,000 gallons

    1 inch

  • $11.74
    month first 1,000 gallons

    1 1/2 inch

  • $13.76
    month first 1,000 gallons

    2 inch

  • $17.67
    month first 1,000 gallons

    3 inch

  • $25.18
    month first 1,000 gallons

    4 inch

*Commodity Charge: $4.90 per 1,000 gallons thereafter. Updated July 2017.

Example of Minimum Residential Bill using 5/8 or 3/4 inch meter

  • $8.64 WA (water consumption)
  • $9.25 SW (107% sewer)
  • $0.73 TX (7% tax)
  • $2.75 ST (storm sewer)
  • $1.73 MP (Maintenance Program)
  • $23.10 Total Due

The Sewer rate is 107% of the water consumption. The tax rate is 7%.

Hiawatha Water Department Rules and Regulations

Appendix 1-3

Appendix 4-5