The Public Works Department is responsible for the planning, operation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer system and the surface water drainage system. Water and electric services within the city are municipally-owned and independently operated by Shakopee Public Utilities.
The Shakopee Public Utilities Commission hires its own employees, sets its own budget, adopts rules and regulations and fixes rates for water and electric services. Sewer, water, electric and surface water services are all billed to city residents by Shakopee Public Utilities on a monthly basis.
For questions about utility bills, contact:
Water & Electric Rates
Water Rates (effective January 2015)
Electric Rates (effective January 2012)
For information about water and electric rates, contact:
A portion of industrial land along County Highway 101 in Shakopee receives electric service from Xcel Energy. See the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s Electric Utility Services Area map. For more information, contact:
Xcel Energy | (800) 471-4800 | www.xcelenergy.com
Sanitary Sewer Rates
The city owns and operates the sanitary sewer collection system. Collected wastewater is conveyed to the Metropolitan Council’s Blue Lake Treatment Plant where it is treated and discharged. Sewer rates are set by the City Council and reflect the costs of operating and maintaining the collection system, as well as the charges imposed by the Metropolitan Council for treatment. Billing and collection for sanitary sewer services are handled by Shakopee Public Utilities on the same statement as water and electrical charges.
From April to November, sanitary sewer fees are capped at 150 percent of your March water usage, with a minimum cap of 5,000 gallons.
Sanitary Sewer Rate, per billing cycle
Flat rate per billing cycle
Flow fee per 1,000 gallons
Whispering Oaks flow fee
Flat fee for unmetered residential, per billing cycle
Surface Water Rates
Owners of all parcels of property in the city are charged a fee to cover the cost of managing surface water runoff. The fee is based on the amount of runoff from the property and is determined by its size and land use. The revenue generated by these fees is used for street sweeping and for the maintenance, construction and reconstruction of the surface water drainage system in the city. As with the sanitary sewer system, rates are determined by the City Council but billing and collection are handled by Shakopee Public Utilities.
Storm Water Drainage Rate, per billing cycle Cost per Residential Equivalency Factor (REF) acre $7.80 Residential property (1/3 of an REF acre) $2.60
Refuse & Recycling
The city contracts with Republic Services to provide residential garbage, yard waste and recycling services. Commercial business, however, may contract with any city-licensed waste hauler. Licensed haulers include:
- Republic Services | www.republicservices.com
- Aspen Waste Systems Inc. | www.aspenwaste.com
- Dick's Sanitation Service Inc. | www.dickssanitation.com
- Organic Disposal LLC | www.organicdisposal.net
- Randy's Sanitation | www.randyssanitation.com
- Waste Management | www.wm.com
- CenterPoint Energy | (612) 372-4727 | Suspected gas leak: (612) 372-5050 | www.centerpointenergy.com
Cable Television / Home Phone / Internet
- Comcast | (800) 266-2278 | www.comcast.com
- CenturyLink | (800) 475-7526 | Repair service: (877) 348-9007 | www.centurylink.com
*Additional television, Internet and cable providers may be available in your location or via satellite.