Municipal Fees

Schedule of Electric Rates Effective October 1, 2017

 

Residential
Winter (October thru May) Summer (June thru September)
Energy Charge
First 800 KWH 0.0818 per KWH 0.1018 per KWH
All additional KWH 0.0658 per KWH 0.1018 per KWH
Plus Monthly Customer Charge: 15.75 15.75
Minimum Monthly Bill: 15.75 15.75
Commercial
Winter (October thru May) Summer (June thru September)
Energy Charge
First 2800 KWH 0.08222 per KWH 0.11622 per KWH
All Additional KWH 0.08222 per KWH 0.11622 per KWH
Plus Monthly Customer Charge: 27.00 27.00
Minimum Monthly Bill 27.00 27.00
This is a summary of North Platte’s basic electric rates. If the type of service being requested does not fall under one of the categories above, please contact Municipal Light and Water at (308) 535-6740 for additional detailed rate information.

Water Rates Effective October 1, 2015 (no change October 1, 2016 or Octoboer 1, 2017)

Residential & Commercial
Gallons (Thousands) Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
First 25 M Used $1.4163 $1.4163
Next 75 M Used $1.3163 $1.3163
Next 200 M Used $1.2163 $1.2163
Next 700 M Used $1.1163 $1.1163
Excess 1000 M Used $1.0163 $1.0163

METER CHARGE PER RESIDENTIAL DWELLING

IN CASES WHERE MORE THAN ONE RESIDENTIAL DWELLING IS SERVED BY ONE METER, THE NUMBER OF DWELLINGS TIMES THE 5/8″ METER CHARGE WILL BE BILLED AS THE MINIMUM BILL PLUS USAGE CHARGES.

*****NOTE THAT THERE IS NO CONSUMPTION IN THE METER CHARGE*****

Residential & Commercial

  Inside City Limits Outside City Limits
5/8″ Meter $13.00 $44.44
3/4″ Meter $15.28 $53.74
1″ Meter $18.78 $62.94
1 1/2″ Meter $27.48 $95.34
2″ Meter $34.38 $122.94
3″ Meter $67.18 $247.34
4″ Meter $118.78 $669.44
6″ Meter $236.08 $1326.94

Sewer Rates Effective October 1, 2015 (no change October 1, 2016 or October 1, 2017)

THE BASIC SEWER CHARGE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WILL BE THE CUSTOMER SERVICE CHARGE PLUS $2.415 PER 1,000 GALLONS OF WATER USED.

THIS CHARGE WILL BE BASED ON THE AVERAGE OF ANY 3 REPRESENTATIVE NON- SUMMER MONTH’S WATER CONSUMPTION. ADD THE THREE MONTHS TOGETHER AND DIVIDE BY 3 x $2.415.

This will be in effect for the entire year. If someone moves out and another person moves in, the charge will be FIVE (5) units UNTIL NEXT REVIEW TIME. Multi-units must pay the the 5/8″ Customer Charge ($7.34) for each unit plus usage charges.

Commercial sewer may be based on actual water used each month, billed at $2.415 per 1000 gallons of water used, plus the appropriate Customer Charge, plus any surcharge that may apply.

Residential non-water meter sewer charge (Private Wells) $19.42 per month. (Based on 5/8″ Customer Charge without meter assume 5 units usage.)

Commercial non-water meter sewer charge (Private Wells) is a flat rate established by the Wastewater Department Supervisor, but not less than $31.49 per month. (Based on 5/8″ Customer Charge without meter assume 10 units usage.)

Non water meter (Private Well) customers may purchase an installed water meter from the City to measure water consumption in non-summer month’s such that the average of any 3 representative months of sewer usage can be used for billing under the Metered Residential and Commercial Rate.

Water Meter Size Customer Charge
5/8 inch $7.34
3/4 inch $7.34
1 inch $7.34
1 1/2 inch $19.14
2 inch $30.64
3 inch $66.14
4 inch $185.64
6 inch $370.64

LARGE SEWER SERVICE/SURCHARGES

Large sewer service (in excess of 3 million gallons per month) will be on the basis of water used each month, billed at $2.765 per 1000 gallons of water used plus the current Customer Charge of $1415.00 plus any surcharge that applies.

Surcharge for Biochemical Oxygen Demain (BOD) or Chemical Oxygen Demain (COD) whichever is larger In excess of 250 lbs per day $0.8372 per pound
Surcharge for TSS (Total Suspended Solids) In excess of 300 lbs per day $0.5200 per pound

Miscellaneous Rates – Effective October 1, 2017

 

Labor charge Previous Rate Approved Rate
Regular Time/hour – 1/2 hour minimum
Electric $60.00 / hour $60.00 / hour
Water/Sewer $50.00 / hour $50.00 / hour
Overtime/hour – 1 hour minimum
Electric $90.00 / hour $90.00 / hour
Water/Sewer $75.00 / hour $75.00 / hour
Trip to premises for collection or disconnection/re-connection:
Labor charge Previous Rate Approved Rate
Note: Only one trip charge per account per incident)
Regular time $60.00 $60.00
Overtime $90.00 $90.00
Customer Service Charge:
To set up and establish electric and/or water service (one charge any number of meters, electric and/or water per account established)
Physical meter disconnection/re-connection:
Labor charge Previous Rate Approved Rate
Regular time $30.00 $30.00
Overtime $90.00 $90.00
Read only (no physical meter disconnection/re-connection):
Regular time $15.00 $15.00
Overtime $90.00 $90.00
*Note: $30.00 regular time or $90.00 overtime charge applies for a single or multiple meter disconnection/re-connection per account.
Charges for damaged street light poles:
Damaged beyond repair (Street light poles are no longer replaced with wood poles.) Replacement cost of steel or fiberglass pole plus installation costs (labor and materials)
Repairable Actual repair labor and materials
Equipment:
Previous Rate Approved Rate
Line trucks $75.00 / hour $75.00 / hour
Basket trucks $50.00 / hour $50.00 / hour
Ditch witch trencher $30.00 / hour $30.00 / hour
Dump truck $25.00 / hour $25.00 / hour
Bobcat loader $25.00 / hour $25.00 / hour
Chipper $15.00 / hour $15.00 / hour
Water backhoe $30.00 / hour $30.00 / hour
Air compressor $10.00 / hour $10.00 / hour
Onan 300 KW generator $40.00 / hour $40.00 / hour
Underground cable fault thumper $10.00 / hour $10.00 / hour
Sewer flush truck $100.00 / hour $150.00 / hour
Sewer TV truck $75.00 / hour $125.00 / hour
IHC tractor mower $25.00 / hour $25.00 / hour
Wire pulling & tension machine $25.00 / hour $25.00 / hour
Mini Excavator $25.00 / hour $25.00 / hour
Directional Drilling Machine $9.00 / foot $9.00 / foot + $150 setup charge
Pickups, vans, cars – included in labor charges as transportation
Interdepartmental – per hour actual operating costs with insurance and depreciation
Electric Service:
Labor charge Previous Rate Approved Rate
New service with tap $60.00 $60.00
New temporary service $60.00 $60.00
Temporary to permanent service:
For services using standard metering $60.00 $60.00
For services using CT metering $90.00 $90.00
Water service from main:
Labor charge Previous Rate Approved Rate
1″ water service calculated to center of street $950.00 $950.00
Add for line setter 5/8″ $105.00 $105.00 + sales tax
Add for line setter 3/4″ $140.00 $140.00 + sales tax
Add for line setter 1″ $180.00 $180.00 + sales tax
Add for tile setting $185.00 $185.00 + sales tax
Add for concrete removal and replacement $8.00 / sq. ft. $8.00 / sq. ft.
Over 1″ water service Actual time and material
Material from stores:
Interdepartmental – book cost plus 10% for storage
Interest and handling
Other – 25%
Plus applicable sales tax
Water mains:
When necessary for Water Department to perform customer notification or valve operation No Charge No Charge
In lieu of assessment, residential and commercial Most recent 10 district average for 8″
Testing and chlorinating:
Labor charge Previous Rate Approved Rate
To contractors of new main installations / running foot $1.25 $1.25 / foot + $100 setup charge
Sewer mains:
In lieu of assessment, residential and commercial Most recent 10 district average
Televising & Inspection of Sewer $1.75 / foot $2.00 / foot + $100 setup charge
Sewer tap charge:
Labor charge Previous Rate Approved Rate
4″ $225.00 $225.00
6″ $250.00 $250.00
Tap charge outside corp. limits tripled tripled
Return check charge $25.00 $25.00
Late Payment charge 1.33% 1.33%
Temporary water service from fire hydrant:
Labor charge Previous Rate Approved Rate
Deposit generally required on meter/backflow device
Customer is responsible for any damages which may occur to this device $1,000.00 Deposit $1,000.00 Deposit
Water department installs & removes (required – 1/2 hr. each) $25.00 $25.00
Daily rental for meter/backflow device $1.00 $3.00 / day
All consumption on meter charged at current rates
Temporary water service up to and including 1″ hose connection:
A meter/backflow device will be required at all new construction sites and any site which the Water Department may consider potentially hazardous.
Construction water will be limited to eighteen (18) months and will be installed at normal meter installation rates. Water billing will be monthly at current water rates. Sewer billing will be determined by the Water Department. Sites where construction cannot be completed within 18 months will be required to have an approved, reduce pressure zone backflow prevention device, properly installed by a licensed plumber, directly after the meter and before any outlet. The device will need to remain in place until construction is completed and the site has been approved and released by Municipal Light & Water’s Backflow Department.
Customer is responsible for any damages which may occur to this device.
Water sales at 7th and Chestnut Plant:
Water is available at the Water Plant 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The overhead and side fill water device requires the use of quarters or tokens, which can be purchased either at the ML&W office at 3rd and Vine or the Water Plant at 7th & Chestnut. Office hours are 8-5, M-F. Water Plant hours are 7:30-4:00 M-F. Each token or quarter is good for the purchase of 150 gallons of water.
Charges for frozen broken water meters:
Damaged beyond repair Actual meter replacement cost **
Repairable Actual labor charge rate plus material
** Will be charged a fee for meter removal and replacement in addition to stated charges
Sewer dump charges Wastewater Plant:
Sewage:
Sewage Dumping Charge (effective 10/1/08) $0.06 / gallon (as metered) + sales tax $0.06 / gallon (as metered) + sales tax
Mud and Grease:
Small truck up to 700 gallons $25.00 $25.00
Medium truck 700 to 1500 gallons $50.00 $50.00
Large truck 1,500 to 2,500 gallons $100.00 $100.00
Extra Large truck over 2,500 gallons $150.00 $150.00
Deposits:
Residential electric: $50.00 minimum $50.00 minimum
Residential water:
Tenant None None
Owner None None
Commercial electric and water:
Minimum cash or surety bond of 3 times estimated monthly bill.
* A deposit may be waived with proven good credit or an acceptable cosigner.
Previous Rate Approved Rate
Interest paid on deposits returned: 0.40% 0.90%
Testing of electric or water meter for customer:
If not tested within last 5 years No Charge No Charge
If tested within last 5 years $60.00 $60.00
Locating of underground electric, water and sewer facilities which are the responsibility of the City No Charge No Charge
Note: All locates must go through Digger’s Hotline. Only emergency locates will be performed after hours.
Subdivision Developments:
Effective October 1, 2005, subdivision developers are required to provide and install all conduits for primary, secondary and street lighting as well as fiberglass transformer/switchgear pads in compliance with the City of North Platte Electric Department specifications. These specifications are available at the Municipal Light and Power Engineering Department Office located at 201 West 3rd; North Platte, Nebraska.