City of Nisswa Raising Sewer Rates in January
The city of Nisswa is raising its sewer rates starting in January.
Users connected to the city sewer will see their rates rise from $187.61 to $202.62 per equivalent residential connection.
The City of Nisswa goes through its budgeting process annually. A part of that is the upcoming needs for the wastewater treatment facility and the projected needs for future years. All that information is used to determine a rate increase to help mitigate one year’s impact over a handful of years.
“The city does not use any taxpayer dollars to fund the treatment plant. It is all self-sustaining and really operates as lean as possible,” said Nisswa City Administrator Jenny Max. “But really, the cost to run the treatment facility is then what the rate equivalent ends up being.”
Max also stated that the city of Nisswa has never had to raise rates mid-year and that any unforeseen cost can be absorbed within the city budget.