Utility Rates

Utility rates are reviewed and adjusted on a yearly basis. The Blaine City Council, as a part of the yearly budget process, works with the finance department to review current rates as well as rates of neighboring and similar sized cities. Blaine consistently ranks as one of the lowest cost city utility providers in the metro area.

  1. Residential
  2. Commercial

Water Rates
Residential customers are billed quarterly for water. The water is billed for the prior months’ of usage. The water charge is a combination of a flat service fee plus usage based on gallons used. The city also collects a State water test fee each quarter.

Service LevelFee
Flat Service Fee                                  $5.50 per Quarter
0 - 24,000 Gallons$1.36/1,000 Gallons
24,000 - 150,000 Gallons$1.73/1,000 Gallons
150,000+ Gallons$2.40/1,000 Gallons
 State Water Test Fee$2.43 per Quarter


Sewer Rates
Residential customers are billed quarterly for sewer. Sewer is a flat charge based on dwelling units.

ServiceFee
 Dwelling Unit                        $60.00 per Quarter
 Senior Discount$30.00 per Quarter


 Garbage & Recycling Rates

Residential customers are billed quarterly for garbage and recycling.

Service LevelFee
 96 Gallon (Premium Service)$61.50 per Quarter
 68 Gallon$46.50 per Quarter
 38 Gallon$36.00 per Quarter 
 Reduced/Senior$30.75 per Quarter

*All prices include Recycling ($8.52/Qtr.) and Tax

Premium Service allows for the disposal of six bulk items per year.

All service levels include a 96 gallon cart for recycling. Recycling is unlimited and extra recycling carts are available at no extra charge. The collection of properly bundled brush and Christmas trees are also included.

More information can be found on the Garbage & Recycling Page


Storm Water

Residential customers are billed quarterly for storm water. Storm Water is a flat charge based on dwelling units.

ServiceFee
 Dwelling Units                  $9.00 per Quarter

Please note that the incorrect rates were printed in the Blaine Community Resources and Residents Guide. The guide which is not published by the city printed the 2019 rates instead of the current rates. The rates above are correct.