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 February 2, 2020 per Resolution No. 2231. 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$17.00$17.00
First 1,000 kWh0.0690 per kWh0.074 per kWh
Over 1,000 kWh0.0540 per kWh0.0660 per kWh
Electric Heat0.0540 per kWh0.0540 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0740 per kWh

Commercial 1 Phase Rates

DescriptionSeptember – May RateJune – August Rate
Base Charge$23.17$23.17
First 2,000 kWh0.0810 per kWh0.0845 per kWh
Over 2,000 kWh0.0560 per kWh0.0600 per kWh
Electric Heat0.0560 per kWh0.0560 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0845 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$18.80
Consumption Charge$3.31 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$8.24 per unit

Sewer Rates

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

Residential Rates

DescriptionRate
Base Charge$16.75
Consumption Charge$1.45 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

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 February 2, 2020 per Resolution No. 2231. 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$23.17$23.17
First 2,000 kWh0.0810 per kWh0.0845 per kWh
Over 2,000 kWh0.0560 per kWh0.0600 per kWh
Electric Heat0.0560 per kWh0.0560 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0845 per kWh
Dual Heat0.0390 per kWh0.0845 per kWh

Commercial 3 Phase

DescriptionSeptember – May RateJune – August Rate
Base Charge$51.50$51.50
First 2,000 kWh0.0810 per kWh0.0845 per kWh
Over 2,000 kWh0.0560 per kWh0.0600 per kWh
Electric Heat0.0560 per kWh0.0560 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0845 per kWh
Dual Heat0.0390 per kWh0.0845 per kWh
Interruptible Credit(0.0170) per kWh(0.0170) per kWh

Large Power (50+ KW)

DescriptionSeptember – May RateJune – August Rate
Base Charge$70.00$70.00
Energy Charge0.0260 per kWh0.0260 per kWh
Demand Charge$12.60 per KW$14.20 per KW
Electric Heat0.0560 per kWh0.0560 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0845 per kWh
Interruptible Credit$6.90 per KW$6.90 per KW

Industrial Power (1000 KW)

DescriptionSeptember – May RateJune – August Rate
Base Charge$70.00$70.00
Energy Charge0.031 per kWh0.031 per kWh
Demand Charge$18.23 per KW$19.88 per KW
Electric Heat0.0560 per kWh0.0560 per kWh
Summer Air ConditioningNot Applicable0.0845 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$23.50
Consumption Charge$3.70 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$16.75
Consumption Charge$1.45 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

Pay My Utility Bill

To Pay My Utility Bill

Public Works provides a variety of payment options:

 

Energy Efficiency Rebates for Businesses

Commercial Rebates are available for projects including:

  • Compressed air
  • Custom incentives, pre-approval is required.
  • Commercial refrigeration and food service
  • Heating and cooling
  • Lighting – new construction
  • Lighting – retrofit
  • New construction design review
  • Pumps and VFDs
  • Specialty measures
  • Targeted audit for schools and city-owned buildings

To Submit a Rebate:

Rebate forms are available online or in the Valley City Public Works office, 254 2nd Avenue NE. Submit your rebate forms within 90 days of purchase. 

Submit rebate forms to:
Valley City Public Works
PO Box 240
Valley City, ND 58072

Establish/Discontinue Service

To Establish Service

New customers can visit the Public Works office at 254 2nd Avenue NE. A two month deposit is required unless an acceptable credit reference from another utility is provided.

To Discontinue Service

Contact the Public Works office at (701) 845-0380 or at 254 2nd Avenue NE.

Energy Efficiency Rebates for Residences

Eligible Residential Energy Star® Appliances include:

  • Clothes dryers
  • Clothes washers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • LED lighting
  • Refrigerators
  • Room Air Conditioners

Eligible Residential Heating & Cooling include:

  • Air-source heat pumps
  • Central air conditioners
  • Central A/C or heat pump tune-up
  • ECMs in new furnaces or Air handlers/fan coils
  • Geothermal heat pumps
  • Heat-pump water heaters
  • Programmable thermostats

To Submit a Rebate:

Rebate forms are available online or in the Valley City Public Works office, 254 2nd Avenue NE. Submit your rebate forms within 90 days of purchase. 

Submit rebate forms to:
Valley City Public Works
PO Box 240
Valley City, ND 58072