Water Department

The Water Utility System was organized by Lead in Drinking Waterthe Issuer in 1901. The service area of the Water Utility System extends to all of the city and an additional 16 residential customers outside the city limits.

Description of Facilities

The water distribution system has a total of ten water wells and 42 miles of water main. The city does not operate a water treatment facility because the raw well water is of such quality as to only require minimal disinfecting treatment at each well. A 750,000 gallon water storage tower and a 500,000 gallon water storage tower serve as storage tanks and pressure mechanisms to supply an average water pressure of 62 pounds per square inch (PSI). The water level in the water tower is raised and lowered by the use of radio and computer equipment located at the Water Department and the water tower.

Drinking WaterPratt Water Tower

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Water Rates

MeasurementAmount in Cubic FeetInside CityOutside City
5/8 inch by 3/4 inch0 to 200 cubic feet$15.36$18.13
5/8 inch by 3/4 inch
Over 201 cubic feet$1.04 per 100 cubic feet$1.32 per 100 cubic feet
1 inch0 to 300 cubic feet$17.65$22.22
1 inch
Over 301 cubic feet$1.04 per 100 cubic feet$1.32 per 100 cubic feet
1 inch by 1/2 inch0 to 700 cubic feet$23.09$31.70
1 inch by 1/2 inch
Over 701 cubic feet$1.04 per 100 cubic feet$1.32 per 100 cubic feet
2 inches0 to 1,000 cubic feet$28.73$42.78
2 inches
Over 1,001 cubic feet$1.04 per 100 cubic feet$1.32 per 100 cubic feet
3 inches0 to 1,700 cubic feet$39.80$62.99
3 inches
Over 1,701 cubic feet$1.04 per 100 cubic feet$1.32 per 100 cubic feet
4 inches0 to 4,000 cubic feet$76.06$129.72
4 inches
Over 4,001 cubic feet$1.04 per 100 cubic feet$1.32 per 100 cubic feet
6 inches or larger0 to 7,000 cubic feet$131.16$231.19
6 inches or larger
Over 7,001 cubic feet$1.04 per 100 cubic feet$1.32 per 100 cubic feet


Rate Increase

Type of Service
Minimum Charge
Fee
Bulk Water
N/A
$5.45 per 1,000 gallons
Ethanol Plant-Contract
0.3531 per cubic feet
0.4816 per 1,000 gallons
Gallon Sewer Meter0 to 300 cubic feet
0.0397 per 100 cubic feet
Gallon Sewer Meter
Over 3001 cubic feet
0.0222 per 100 cubic feet

Water Leaks & Purification