Phone:
(515) 278-3940
Emergency/After Hours:
(515)-971-1102

Water Rates

The Urbandale Water Utility bills its customers monthly at a rate per thousand gallons water.  A service availability fee is also billed monthly.  The service availability fee covers the non-usage fixed costs associated with an account such as meter maintenance, billing, collection and accounting services.

Domestic water is currently billed at a rate of $5.73 per thousand gallons of water.  Irrigation water is currently billed at a rate of $6.73 per thousand gallons of water.  As irrigation water is not assessed sewer charges, customers still receive a savings of over $2.00 per thousand gallons. The service availability fee is based upon the size of meter at the property.  Residential properties are equipped with 5/8″ meters in most instances.  The service availability fee for a 5/8″ meter is $4.50 and the service availability fee for a 1.0″ meter is $7.50.  The service availability fees for meters 1.5″ through 6.0″ range from $15.00-$75.00.


 Other Statement Charges 

The Urbandale Water Utility is the billing agent for the City of Urbandale.   Rates for stormwater and solid waste are determined by the City of Urbandale.  Questions regarding the City of Urbandale’s rates and services may be directed to Public Works at 515-278-3950.

The stormwater fee is $6.00 per ERU per month.  All single family dwelling properties are charged a fee of one ERU.   Each ERU over 100 will be $5.00 per month.  More information regarding the City of Urbandale’s stormwater program may be found by visiting the City of Urbandale’s website at http://www.urbandale.org/203/Stormwater-Utility.

Solid waste services are the trash and recycling services provided by the City of Urbandale.  Solid waste is billed at $12.00 per month.  More information regarding the City of Urbandale’s trash and recycling services may be found by visiting the City of Urbandale’s website at http://www.urbandale.org/193/Garbage-Recycling-Yard-Waste.

The City of Urbandale has two sewer Districts that service residents: the Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District and the Urbandale/Windsor Heights Sanitary Sewer District.  The respective sewer boards determine the rates for sanitary service for their sewer districts.  The Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District charges a rate of $3.75 per thousand gallons.  The Urbandale/Windsor Heights Sanitary Sewer District charges a rate of $4.00 per thousand gallons.  Both sewer districts assess a monthly basic sanitary fee of $2.90.  More information regarding the City of Urbandale’s sewer districts may be found by visiting the City of Urbandale’s website at http://www.urbandale.org/354/Utilities.