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Water and Sewer Rates

Water and sewer charges in the City of Fargo are billed on a monthly basis.
All bills are due on or before the 10th day after the date of billing.

The monthly statement customers receive will be based on the following rates:

Water rates

There is a minimum charge for the the first 2,000 gallons, based on your meter size. Most residential rates are based on 5/8" or 3/4" meter size.

Minimum residential water rates based on meter size
Meter Size Minimum charge
5/8" $8.50
3/4" $17.05
1" $24.25
1.5" $37.45
2" $53.80
3" $109.60
4" $180.65
6" $362.25
8" $504.45
10" $723.70

In addition to the minimum charge,customers will pay an additional fee for amounts that exceed 2,000 gallons per month:

Residential water fees by gallons used
Amount Used Additional Fee
2,001 to 200,000 gallons $4.25 per 1,000 gallons
201,000 to 2 million gallons $4 per 1,000 gallons
More than 2 million gallons $3.65 per 1,000 gallons

The City of Fargo may shut off water service to any customer more than 14 days delinquent in payment. A minimum $25 fee will be charged for restoring water service.

Sewer rates

Residential customers will pay a flat $19 fee per month. Commercial customers pay $2.05 per 1,000 gallons of water registered by a sewer service meter each month, with a minimum charge of $19 per month.

High Water Bill?

If you recently received a water bill that is higher than usual, please view the High Water Bill (PDF) document or High Water Bill Borchure (PDF). This will help you target household problems that may have caused it.