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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.

2016 water and wastewater rate survey

Chart showing recent water rates

City Water per Month
(7,500 Gallons)
Sewer per Month
(7,500 Gallons)
Total
Cost
New Hope $47.65 $51.15 $98.80
Edina $20.52 $54.60 $75.12
Minneapolis $37.99 $36.89 $74.88
Crystal $35.35 $32.79 $68.14
Richfield $27.32 $32.63 $59.94
St Louis Park $21.61 $35.92 $57.52
Minnetonka $18.75 $33.59 $52.34
Champlin $18.35 $32.37 $50.72
Bloomington $21.15 $29.03 $50.18
Eden Prairie $24.34 $25.48 $49.83
Brooklyn Center $19.29 $26.67 $45.97
Plymouth (2015 Rate) $14.07 $29.63 $43.70
Brooklyn Park (2015 Rate) $19.43 $22.48 $41.91

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

2016 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 7,500 gallons of water per month. For those cities that do not provide softened water, an estimated $5.10 per 1000 gallons was added for home softening to give a more comparable cost comparison.

Chart showing recent water rate and estimated cost to home soften

City Water Per Month
(7,500 Gallons)
Sewer Per Month
(7,500 Gallons)
Estimated Cost to Home Soften
($5.10 per 1000) Gallons
Total
Cost
Edina $20.52 $54.60 $38.22 $113.34
New Hope $47.65 $51.15 - $98.80
St Louis Park $21.61 $35.92 $38.22 $95.74
Minnetonka $18.75 $33.59 $38.22 $90.56
Champlin $18.35 $32.37 $38.22 $88.94
Brooklyn Center $19.29 $26.67 $38.22 $84.18
Plymouth (2015 Rate) $14.07 $29.63 $38.22 $81.91
Brooklyn Park (2015 Rate) $19.43 $22.48 $38.22 $80.12
Minneapolis $37.99 $36.89 - $74.88
Crystal $35.35 $32.79 - $68.14
Richfield $27.32 $32.63 - $59.94
Bloomington $21.15 $29.03 - $50.18
Eden Prairie $24.34 $25.48 - $49.83

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

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