2021 Rates and Fees


For information on the charges water, sewer, and other municipality charges that appear on your SPRWS bill, please select your city:

(Roseville, Newport, South St. Paul, Mendota, Lilydale, Sunfish Lake)


Saint Paul Regional Water Services charges fees for various services and water use.

For basic fees associated with obtaining tap water at a property, please see our Explanation of Water Charges.

Fees associated with billing:

  • Late fee: 5 percent of the total current charges
    • Applied within 30 days of the bill date
  • Returned check/insufficient funds fee: $30
  • Water shut off/turn on fee: $50
    • Incurred for shut off due to:
      • Code violation
      • Non-pay
      • Request (construction, snow-bird seasonal shut off, emergency)
  • Meter reading fee (for touchpad readers): $12 per read

Additional fees added to your bill, collected on behalf of other entities:

Minnesota Safe Drinking Water Fee

  • $0.81 for monthly accounts
  • $2.43 for quarterly accounts

Right of Way (Saint Paul only)

Fees for Thawing Frozen Water Services:

Inside private property:

  • 1.25 inch service or smaller: $600
  • 1.5 inch service or larger: $600 for the first two hours, $300 per hour for additional hours

Right of way:

  • For each winter season, first thawing of frozen service in the right of way is typically free.
  • The second thawing of a service in the right of way is the same as for inside property thawing.

Water Meter Fees:





5/8" $311.50 $50.00 $50.00
5/8" X 3/4" $311.50 $50.00 $50.00
3/4" $342.18 $50.00 $50.00
1" $407.60 $50.00 $50.00

For more information on other charges or meter sizes, contact meter operations at 651-266-6850.

Temporary Potable Water Hydrant Fees:

(Issued for city-approved special events.)

Please call engineering service desk at 651-266-6270.

Plumbing Permit Fees:

Plumbing Permits

Contractor Fees:

For more information on contractor fees, contact the engineering service desk at 651-266-6270.

Contractor Hydrant Use Fees:

(Stated fee plus sales tax)

  • Permits: $40 for each permit and every 30-day period, an additional $10 for each hydrant used for each 30-day period
  • Volume charges: current highest rates
  • Base fees, right of way recovery fees, etc.: the same as any retail account
  • Winter Use Fee: $30 for each 30-day period for hydrant use during the months of December 1 to April 1
  • For all permits granted, a $1,000 deposit is required. This will be returned upon receipt of equipment issued, minus any charges for damages, etc.

Water Service Connection Fees:

1-inch street service connection
SPRWS will furnish, tap, and install 1-inch water service
Fixed cost of $1,050 where connection meets these criteria:

  • Excavation and restoration provided by others
  • 12-inch and smaller main
  • 79 foot or less Right-of-Way width
  • 109 foot or less Right-of-Way width when located in cul-de-sac
  • Streets with two mains on opposite sides of the street

*All other service connections are done at actual cost, payment of estimated costs required prior to scheduling of work

Cut-Off Charges for Street Connections:

Under 3-inch


3-inch through 8-inch


Over 8-inch

Actual Cost

Last Edited: January 5, 2021