Water rates within the city limits of Dell Rapids will increase starting December 20th. The Dell Rapids City Council approved the second reading and adoption of ordinance 812 on Monday, November 17th, during their regular meeting. The rate will increase by 3%. The increase in rates will be spread across the base rate and an increase per 1,000 gallons used.
The base rate will increase from $9.88 to $10.00. The rate per 1,000 gallons used will increase from $4.26 to $4.37. The average water bill will increase by a total of $.67 per month.
Alderman David Sommerfeld made the motion to approve the second reading and adoption with the second coming from Alderman Mike Geraets. The roll-call vote passed 7-0.