Water and wastewater rates

The Utilities Division delivers quality softened water at a low cost to residents. Historically, Bloomington's water charges have been well below the cost per month of most metropolitan cities' water.

2020 water and wastewater rate survey

2020 Water and Wastewater Rates

City Water per Month
(6,000 Gallons)
Sewer per Month
(6,000 Gallons)
Total
Cost
New Hope $51.11 $56.72 $107.83
Plymouth $19.12 $73.61 $92.73
Crystal $45.70 $31.59 $77.29
Minneapolis $34.52 $42.22 $76.74
St Louis Park $28.40 $36.60 $65.00
Richfield $27.52 $33.78 $61.30
Minnetonka $19.14 $38.78 $57.92
Brooklyn Park $17.95 $39.82 $57.77
Edina $21.88 $34.26 $56.14
Bloomington $24.06 $29.94 $54.00
Brooklyn Center $21.79 $31.38 $51.51
Eden Prairie $20.10 $27.30 $47.40
Champlin $16.56 $30.18 $46.74

Bold type indicates that this city (like Bloomington) softens its water prior to distribution.

2020 water and wastewater rate survey (including estimated cost to "home soften" water)

The chart shows the total cost for softened water and wastewater for a resident using 6,000 gallons of water per month. For those cities that do not provide softened water, an estimated $5.23 per 1000 gallons was added for home softening to give a more comparable cost comparison.

2020 Water and Wastewater Rates Softening Cost

City Water Per Month
(6,000 Gallons)
Sewer Per Month
(6,000 Gallons)
Estimated Cost to Home Soften
($5.23 per 1000) Gallons
Total
Cost
Plymouth $19.12 $73.61 $31.38 $124.11
New Hope $51.11 $56.72 $0.00 $107.83
St Louis Park $28.40 $36.60 $31.38 $96.38
Minnetonka $19.14 $38.78 $31.38 $89.30
Brooklyn Park $17.95 $39.82 $31.38 $89.15
Edina $21.88 $34.26 $31.38 $87.52
Brooklyn Center $21.79 $29.71 $31.38 $82.89
Champlin $16.56 $30.18 $31.38 $78.12
Crystal $45.70 $31.59 $0.00 $77.29
Minneapolis $34.52 $42.22 $0.00 $76.74
Richfield $27.52 $33.78 $0.00 $61.30
Bloomington $24.06 $29.94 $0.00 $54.00
Eden Prairie $20.10 $27.30 $0.00 $47.40

Bold type indicates that this city (like Bloomington) softens its water prior to distribution.