New Water and Sewer Rates

The City of West Fargo hired an independent utility rate expert to conduct a Cost of Service Analysis (COSA), which builds the rate based on the cost of providing water and sewer according to industry standard methodology. The result of the City of West Fargo’s COSA demonstrates a need to implement rate changes to cover the cost of providing clean water and treating sewage and maintaining our water and sewer infrastructure.

  • The new water charge is comprised of a monthly fixed charge based on the property’s meter size plus a usage charge per 1,000 gallons.
  • The new sewer charge is comprised of a monthly fixed charge plus a usage charge per 1,000 gallons.

New Water Rates

Monthly Fixed Charge1Tier 1 Usage Charge (per 1,000 gallons)2Tier 2 Usage Charge (per 1,000 gallons)3
Monthly fixed charge based on meter size and increases for large meters.
Tier 1 for 1,000 to 20,000 gallons used.
Tier 2 for more than 20,000 gallons used.

New Sewer Rates

Monthly Fixed ChargeUsage Charge
(per 1,000 gallons)1
1 Usage charge based on metered water usage.
2 Residential usage charges cap at 8,000 gallons.

New Rate Example:

On average, residential accounts have a 3/4-meter and uses 4,000 gallons of water per month in the winter.

Monthly Fixed Charge
Usage Charge (per 1,000 gallons)
Water$7.25+(4 x $7.00)=$35.25
Sewer$9.00+(4 x $4.00)=$25.00