City Utilities

Dakota City provides water and sewer services. The City’s monthly bill also includes trash collection services from Gill Hauling.  Utility bills are sent out by the 1st of each month and are due on the 15th. A late fee of $10 is applied to all accounts that are past due after the 15th. Bills are printed on post cards.

Water meters are read by the 28th of each month. Water usage is billed each month. Sewer charges are calculated each January and are based on a customer’s water usage in the last quarter of the calendar year (October, November, and December usage).

New Utility Customer

A new customer form must be filled out at City Hall, located at 1511 Broadway. A deposit of $100 is required for owner-occupied properties and $200 for rental properties. The City will accept a letter of credit from a previous utility provider so long as the customer can demonstrate that the bill was paid on time for twelve months.

The City’s current water and sewer rates (adopted January 2018) are as follows:

Water Rates

Residential Customers
(Inside City limits)

 

Minimum Monthly Base Rate:

$16.00

 

Per 1,000 Gallon Rate:

$3.50

Residential Customers
(Outside City limits)

 

Minimum Monthly Base Rate:

$21.50

 

Per 1,000 Gallon Rate:

$4.50

Commercial Customers
(Inside City limits)

 

Minimum Monthly Base Rate:

$14.50

 

Per 1,000 Gallon Rate:

$3.00

Sanitary Sewer Rates

Residential Customers
(Inside City limits)

Based on usage in October, November, and December

 

Minimum Monthly Base Rate:

$50.00

 

Per 1,000 Gallon Rate:

$4.00

Residential Customers
(Outside City limits)

Based on usage in October, November, and December

 

Minimum Monthly Base Rate:

$50.00

 

Per 1,000 Gallon Rate:

$4.75

Commercial Customers
(Inside City limits)

Based on usage in October, November, and December

 

Minimum Monthly Base Rate:

$50.00

 

Per 1,000 Gallon Rate:

$4.00

Trash Collection

Garbage collection is picked up on Thursday each week. Sanitation services will occur on Friday on holiday weeks. Residents are asked to put trash curbside the night before trash collection and then remove trash cans within 24 hours of pickup.

To request a trash can, please contact City Hall at 402-987-3448. Gill Hauling will deliver the requested can. Gill Hauling also provides recycling bins upon request to City Hall.

Residential trash services are $15 for the first trash can and $2.50 for each additional can. Recycling bins are free of charge.

Commercial customers must contact Gill Hauling directly for trash services. The phone number is 402-632-9273.