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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.

2018 water and wastewater rate survey

2018 Residential Water and Wastewater Rate Comparison Chart Chart showing total water and wastewater rates of Bloomington and surrounding cities.

City Water per Month
(7,500 Gallons)
Sewer per Month
(7,500 Gallons)
Total
Cost
Brooklyn Park $20.27 $89.23 $109.49
New Hope $56.28 $45.32 $101.60
Minneapolis $40.49 $44.23 $84.72
Edina $23.50 $59.57 $83.07
Richfield $31.76 $38.40 $70.16
St Louis Park $27.98 $40.27 $68.25
Crystal $45.93 $20.41 $66.33
Bloomington $29.33 $34.73 $64.05
Minnetonka $22.82 $39.53 $62.35
Champlin $19.74 $32.69 $52.43
Eden Prairie $22.38 $29.25 $51.63
Plymouth $16.08 $34.78 $50.86
Brooklyn Center $23.18 $27.47 $50.65

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

2018 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 $5.06 per 1000 gallons was added for home softening to give a more comparable cost comparison.

2018 Residential Softened Water and Wastewater Rates Chart indicating water and wastewater rates including cost of home softening for those cities which do not soften water.

City Water Per Month
(7,500 Gallons)
Sewer Per Month
(7,500 Gallons)
Estimated Cost to Home Soften
($5.06 per 1000) Gallons
Total
Cost
Brooklyn Park $20.27 $89.23 $37.95 $147.44
Edina $23.50 $59.57 $37.95 $121.01
St Louis Park $27.98 $40.27 $37.95 $106.20
New Hope $56.28 $45.32 $0.00 $101.60
Minnetonka $22.82 $39.53 $37.95 $100.30
Champlin $19.74 $32.69 $37.95 $90.38
Plymouth $16.08 $34.78 $37.95 $88.81
Brooklyn Center $23.18 $27.47 $37.95 $88.60
Minneapolis $40.49 $44.23 $0.00 $84.72
Richfield $31.76 $38.40 $0.00 $70.16
Crystal $45.93 $20.41 $0.00 $66.33
Bloomington $29.33 $34.73 $0.00 $64.05
Eden Prairie $24.38 $29.25 $0.00 $51.63

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