Residential Utility Rates

Utility Rates are set by Resolution of the City Commission.

If you have questions about how these rates are applied to your account, please contact Valley City Public Works at (701) 845-0380.

Electric Rates

The following rates are effective October 2, 2016 per Resolution No. 2075. The following codes may appear on your utility bill:

  • EH – Electric Heat
  • C1 – Commercial 1 Phase
  • C3 – Commercial 3 Phase
  • LP – Large Power
  • DEM – Demand

Residential Electric Rates

DescriptionSeptember – May RateJune – August Rate
Base Charge$16.50$16.50
First 1,000 kWh0.0670 per kWh0.0720 per kWh
Over 1,000 kWh0.0520 per kWh0.0640 per kWh
Electric Heat0.0520 per kWh0.0520 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0720 per kWh

Commercial 1 Phase Rates

DescriptionSeptember – May RateJune – August Rate
Base Charge$22.50$22.50
First 2,000 kWh0.0790 per kWh0.0820 per kWh
Over 2,000 kWh0.0540 per kWh0.0580 per kWh
Electric Heat0.0540 per kWh0.0540 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0820 per kWh

Disconnect & Reconnect Fees (Electric)

DescriptionDuring Business HoursAfter Business Hours
Disconnect Fees$40.00$100.00
Reconnect Fees$40.00$100.00

Water Rates

The following rate are effective October 2, 2016 per Resolution No. 2074. The following codes may appear on your utility bill:

  • W – Water

Water

DescriptionRate
Base Charge$17.25
Consumption Charge$3.04 per 100 cubic feet

Disconnect & Reconnect Fees (Water)

DescriptionDuring Business HoursAfter Business Hours
Disconnect Fee$40.00$80.00
Reconnect Fee$40.00$80.00

Unmetered Surcharge

A surcharge will be billed each month for unmetered water services to apartments, condominiums, townhouses and trailer sites. The surcharge will be added to each unit’s utility bill. If the unit does not receive a utility bill, the surcharge will be added to the utility bill for the complex.

DescriptionRate
Unmetered surcharge$7.56 per unit

Sewer Rates

The following rates are effective October 2, 2016 via Resolution No. 2076.

Residential Rates

DescriptionRate
Base Charge$16.12
Consumption Charge$1.39 per 100 cubic feet

South Side Rates

DescriptionRate
Monthly Charge$37.77

Storm Sewer Rates

The following rate is effective October 29, 2001 via Resolution No. 843.

DescriptionRate
Monthly Charge$1.00

Garbage Rates

The following rates are effective November 1, 2018 via Resolution No. 2159.

DescriptionRate
Two (2) 32 gallon cans$13.00

Recycling Rates

The following rate is effective September 1, 2019 via Resolution No. 2210.

DescriptionRate
Monthly Charge$1.00

Transfer Station

Location

11490 35th Street SE
(701) 845-0314

Operating Hours

Winter Operating Hours are effective November 1, 2019:

  • Monday through Friday: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Holidays

Announcements regarding closures of the Transfer Station are posted on the City’s website, in the Times-Record or Newsdakota. You can call (701) 845-0380 to inquire.

Garbage is collected according to the announced schedule for the following holiday weeks:

  • New Year’s Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Disposal Fees at Transfer Station

These listed below are for disposal at the Transfer Station. Other rates apply for your residential or commercial account. Please see the appropriate residential or commercial rate pages.

DescriptionResident RateNon-Resident Rate
Garbage Fee$10.00 minimum fee plus
$90.00 per ton
$20.00 minimum fee plus
$180.00 per ton
Inert Fee$10.00 minimum fee plus
$50.00 per ton
$20.00 minimum fee plus
$100.00 per ton

Valley City Public Works staff will review the load and determine the appropriate disposal method.

  • Garbage fee applies to items that must be sent to the Fargo landfill. Generally speaking, this includes household garbage, furniture and small appliances. Final determination will be made by VCPW staff. If you have questions about specific materials, please call (701) 845-0314.
  • Inert fee applies to items that Valley City Public Works is permitted to dispose of on site. The inert site can accept construction material such as wood, drywall and shingles without tar paper. Final determination will be made by VCPW staff. If you have questions about specific materials, please call (701) 845-0314.

Tires

DescriptionResident RateNon-Resident Rate
Motorcycle Tires$4.00 each$8.00 each
Car or Truck Tires$6.00 each$12.00 each
Semi Tires$30.00 each$60.00 each
Tractor Tires$50.00 each$100.00 each

Non-Resident Tree Disposal

DescriptionNon-Resident Rate
Disposal of Trees$5.00 up to 200 pounds;
$20.00 per ton

Note: Residents are eligible to dispose of tree limbs and sticks at the 24 hour access collection site west of the Transfer Station at 11490 35th St SE.

Disposal of Waste & Recycling

Garbage: Each Valley City residence is entitled to either two garbage cans (up to 32 gallon size) or two plastic bags of comparable size. Lid must be removable.

Garbage should be out by 7:00 AM on your garbage pickup day.

To arrange for dumpster service or additional pick-ups, contact Public Works at 845-0380.

If residential customers, use more than two garbage cans, additional charges apply. Fees are listed under Residential Utility Rate Page.


Grass clippings: Grass clippings can be disposed of free at:

  • 24 hour access collection site west of Transfer Station at 11490 35th St. SE. Location is marked on map.

Tree limbs, sticks: Tree limbs and sticks can be disposed of free of charge through:

  • 24 hour access collection site west of Transfer Station at 11490 35th St. SE.

Scheduled Tree Limb & Sticks Pickup

Tree Limbs & Sticks Pickup can be scheduled by calling (701) 845-0380:

  • Clean-up week in May
  • The last Thursday & Friday in July
  • The last Thursday & Friday in September

Tree limbs and sticks will be picked up if:

  • Wood pile is created near the regular garbage pick-up
  • Wood size is 4” in diameter or less.
  • The pickup is scheduled by calling Public Works at 845-0380.

Animal waste: Animal waste must be placed in sealed bags before placing in cans.

Asbestos: Contact Public Works at 845-0380.

Ashes: Ashes must be placed in a closed plastic bag and set away from other garbage. Do not mix ashes with garbage. Only cold ashes will be picked up.

Car batteries: Car batteries can be recycled at Valley Recycling, 115 12th Avenue SE.

Christmas trees: City crews will pickup Christmas trees from the boulevard or the alley. All trees should have bags and stands removed for easy processing.

Construction debris: City crews will not pickup debris from home construction or remodeling. All waste generated by a contractor will be the responsibility of the contractor or occupant.

Furniture pickup: Furniture can be disposed of at the Transfer Station, 11490 35th St. SE .

Hazardous Waste: The City of Valley City has made arrangements for Valley City residents to be able to dispose of household hazardous waste in Fargo. For more information, including waste accepted and facility hours, see the Household Hazardous Waste website.

Paint/paint cans: Paint/paint cans will be picked up if empty or mixed with kitty litter or saw dust to form a solid mass.

Sharp objects: Place broken glass, medical waste, sharp metal pieces, etc. into a puncture resistant container.

Syringes/lancets: Place syringes and/or lancets in a sharps container.

Televisions: TV’s can be placed on the curb for pickup for a fee of $25 for one person lift or $35 for two person lift. Flat screen TV’s can be recycled at Valley Recycling, 115 12th Avenue SE.

Televisions: TV’s can be placed on the curb for pickup for a fee of $25 for one person lift or $35 for two person lift. Flat screen TV’s can be recycled at Valley Recycling, 115 12th Avenue SE.

Metal and used oil: Residents can dispose of these items free of charge at the Transfer Station, located at 11490 35th Street SE.

Additional garbage and inert material can be disposed of at the transfer station at an established fee.

Recycling: These items can be disposed of free of charge at Valley Recycling, located at 115 12th Avenue SE:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Flat screen TV’s
  • Magazines
  • Paper
  • Plastic and plastic bags

For more information, contact Valley Recycling at 840-0476.

Commercial Utility Rates

Utility Rates are set by Resolution of the City Commission.

If you have questions about how these rates are applied to your account, please contact Valley City Public Works at (701) 845-0380.

Electric Rates

The following rates are effective October 2, 2016 per Resolution No. 2075. The following codes may appear on your utility bill:

  • EH – Electric Heat
  • C1 – Commercial 1 Phase
  • C3 – Commercial 3 Phase
  • LP – Large Power
  • DEM – Demand

Commercial 1 Phase

DescriptionSeptember – May RateJune – August Rate
Base Charge$22.50$22.50
First 2,000 kWh0.0790 per kWh0.0820 per kWh
Over 2,000 kWh0.0540 per kWh0.0580 per kWh
Electric Heat0.0540 per kWh0.0540 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0820 per kWh
Dual Heat0.0370 per kWh0.0820 per kWh

Commercial 3 Phase

DescriptionSeptember – May RateJune – August Rate
Base Charge$50.00$50.00
First 2,000 kWh0.0790 per kWh0.0820 per kWh
Over 2,000 kWh0.0540 per kWh0.0580 per kWh
Electric Heat0.0540 per kWh0.0540 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0820 per kWh
Dual Heat0.0370 per kWh0.0820 per kWh
Interruptible Credit(0.0170) per kWh(0.0170) per kWh

Large Power (50+ KW)

DescriptionSeptember – May RateJune – August Rate
Base Charge$68.00$68.00
Energy Charge0.0250 per kWh0.0250 per kWh
Demand Charge$12.20 per KW$13.80 per KW
Electric Heat0.0540 per kWh0.0540 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0820 per kWh
Interruptible Credit$6.90 per KW$6.90 per KW

Industrial Power (1000 KW)

DescriptionSeptember – May RateJune – August Rate
Base Charge$68.00$68.00
Energy Charge0.030 per kWh0.030 per kWh
Demand Charge$17.70 per KW$19.30 per KW
Electric Heat0.0540 per kWh0.0540 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0820 per kWh

Disconnect & Reconnect Fees (Electric)

DescriptionDuring Business HoursAfter Business Hours
Disconnect Fee$40.00$100.00
Reconnect Fee$40.00$100.00

Water Rates

The following rate are effective October 2, 2016 per Resolution No. 2074. The following codes may appear on your utility bill:

  • W – Water

Water

DescriptionRate
Base Charge$21.57
Consumption Charge$3.40 per 100 cubic feet

Disconnect & Reconnect Fees (Water)

DescriptionDuring Business HoursAfter Business Hours
Disconnect Fee$40.00$80.00
Reconnect Fee$40.00$80.00

Sewer Rates

The following rates are effective October 2, 2016 via Resolution No. 2076.

DescriptionRate
Base Charge$16.12
Consumption Charge$1.39 per 100 cubic feet

Storm Sewer Rate

The following rates are effective October 29, 2001 via Resolution No. 843.

DescriptionRate
Storm Sewer Fee$1.00

Garbage Rates

Valley City Public Works has 2 yard, 4 yard, and 6 yard dumpsters available for Commercial use. Users pay a monthly rental rate and a pickup rate. Basic fees are listed below, if you would like extra pickups or dumpsters, please contact VCPW for the rates at (701) 845-0380.

The following rates are effective November 1, 2018 via Resolution No. 2159.

Fees for regularly scheduled garbage collection

Three (3) 32 gallon containersOne (1) 2 yard dumpsterTwo (2) 2 yard dumpstersOne (1) 4 yard dumpster
Rental FeeNo rental fee $12.00 per 2 yard dumpster $24 for (2) 2 yard dumpsters $18.00 per 4 yard dumpster
Monthly Rate $22.00$58.00 per
scheduled
pickup
$110 per scheduled pickup$90.00 per scheduled pickup

Fees for extra garbage services

Description2 Yard dumpster/equivalent 4 Yard dumpster/equivalent 6 Yard dumpster/equivalent
Extra garbage collected during regularly scheduled pickup$40.00$60.00$80.00
Extra garbage collected during extra pickup$60.00$80.00$100.00

Furniture Pickup

DescriptionRate
Furniture Pickup: 1 person lift$25.00 per piece
Furniture Pickup: 2 person lift$35.00 per piece

Recycling Rates

The following rates are effective September 1, 2019 via Resolution No. 2210.

Fees are charged against each account in the same manner as sanitation services are charged.

DescriptionRate
Per commercial unit without dumpster$1.50
Per 2 yard dumpster$5.00
Per 4 yard dumpster$10.00
Per 6 yard dumpster$15.00

Preventing Mosquitoes In & Around the Home

Protect your home against mosquitoes

Protect your home against mosquitoes

  1. Remove standing water where mosquitoes could lay eggs:
    • Eliminate unnecessary water holding containers, especially tires, large cans and bottles.
    • Keep clean water in children’s wading pools & drain when not in use.
    • Keep ditches and streams adjoining your property free of grass clippings, garbage, and other debris, which obstruct the natural flow of water.
    • Keep weeds & grass cut short during the summer months. Report vacant lots that are not maintained properly to city officials.
    • Make sure stored boats are covered or water drained out of them completely. Store small boats upside down.
    • Change water in birdbaths, fountains and troughs weekly.
    • Clean roof gutters.
  2. Control mosquitoes inside your home
    • Maintain proper screening for windows and doors.
    • An indoor fogger or spray can be used to kill mosquitos. Mosquitos rest in dark, humid places. Always follow the precautions and instructions on the label.
  3. Protect yourself and others
    • Wear light colored, long pants and long-sleeved shirts when outside.
    • Stay indoors during the evening and early morning hours when mosquitoes are most active.

Valley City Public Works: Mosquito Program

Valley City Public Works will fog for mosquitos throughout the summer. Prior to scheduled application, Public Works will announce upcoming dates in the Times Record and on KOVC stations. Generally, this will occur in the evenings.

Construction Updates

The following construction updates are posted on the City Engineer page:

  • Permanent Flood Protection
  • Paving Improvement Projects
  • Sanitary Sewer Improvement Projects
  • Storm Sewer Improvement Projects

These will also appear on the homepage under “Recent Posts.”

Truck Route Locations & Map

The Truck Routes are indicated on the following map or described below:

The following portions of streets, to be used in accordance with the provisions of  V.C.M.C. 14-12-26, are hereby established as truck routes:

  1. Main Street from the east city limits to the west city limits.
  2. 9th Avenue NW from Main Street W, north to the city limits.
  3. 5th Avenue NE from Main Street E, north to the city limits.
  4. 12th Street NW from 5th Avenue NE on the east to 9th Avenue NW on the west 8th Avenue SW from Main Street west, south to the city limits.
  5. 12th Avenue SE from Main Street east, south to Winter Show Road.
  6. Winter Show Road from 8th Avenue SW on the west to 12th Avenue SE on the
    east.

Disposing of Waste into Sewer System

We are asking all users of the city’s sewer system to follow one rule: “if it ain’t toilet paper, don’t flush it.” By following this simple rule, we can all save money and limit the inconvenience of putting up with a sewer system that does not work.

Why?

  • Cooking grease solidifies and causes blockage within both residential and city sewer lines.
  • Wipes, toilet bowl scrubbers collect in the City’s wet well and must be removed. These items don’t just flow to the lagoons.