Commercial Utility Rates

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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
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