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Water Rates

We've got great water rates that are below the national and state averages.

Muscatine sits atop a plentiful groundwater supply (The Muscatine Island Aquifer) and our efficient well and transmission system delivers over 10 billion gallons annually to citizens, business and industry. Our unique production and distribution system helps keep costs down for consumers as shown here — significantly lower than nearby cities in Iowa.

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MPW Water Rate Table

Water Rates Effective April 1, 2021 Inside City Outside City
Residential Water Facilities Charge
Facilities Charge
  Commodity Charge
Commodity Charge
  Minimum Bill
Minimum Bill
Commercial Facilities Charge
$21.10/mo for 5/8″ & 3/4″
$25.32/mo for 1″
$33.75/mo for 1 1/2″
$42.20/mo for 2″ and up
Facilities Charge
$24.27/mo for 5/8″ & 3/4″
$29.14/mo for 1″
$38.84 for 1 1/2″
$48.55/mo for 2″ and up
  Commodity Charge
83.52¢/CCF – First 500 CCF
73.29¢/CCF – Over 500 CCF
Commodity Charge
96.04¢/CCF – First 500 CCF
84.29¢/CCF – Over 500 CCF
Industrial I
(35k CCF to 500k CCF)
Faclities Charge
Demand Charge
Commodity Charge
Industrial II Facilities Charge
Demand Charge
Commodity Charge

CCF = 100 Cubic Feet
*Facilities and Commodity Charge applies to all water customers.
**Demand Charge applies

Facilities Charge

This charge covers fixed costs that Muscatine Power and Water incurs to service each customer, regardless of usage. These costs include service facilities, meter reading, bill distribution, and payment processing.

Commodity Charge

The commodity charge is the cost of the water supply that you use – it represents actual consumption.

Demand Charge

A demand charge applies to Industrial I & II customers. The demand charge will be applied to the highest of: current month consumption, highest demand in preceding eleven months, or 75% of the highest monthly consumption occurring during the preceding 5 year (60 months) window. All adjusted to 30.4 day equivalent consumption.

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