Welcome to SPU!
If you are a new or returning utility customer, we’re pleased to assist with your electric and water service needs. All information and forms needed to start your new service can be found here.
Terms and Conditions/Agreements
The following documents will provide information necessary to begin commercial service with SPU. Included in these documents are explanations and fees for our Water Connection Charges, Water Trunk Charges and Underground Electric Service fees.
Contractor Service Application
After all appropriate agreements have been signed and approved by our Planning and Engineering department, requests for service can be submitted. Please complete the form below for electric service connections.Contractor Service Application
Please see attached for detailed policy information for both our electric and water services.
Water Connection Charges
The Water Connection Charge (WCC) is better understood as a “capacity charge”. It is a one-time, upfront fee that is collected when either a new building permit is issued or when increased water usage is anticipated by a building expansion or change in use. These fees are placed in the WCC Fund and are used for siting and constructing new wells, pump houses, booster stations, water storage tanks, treatment plants and transmission mains to support customer needs.
- The WCC is paid by property owners or developers; not ratepayers.
- The anticipated water usage used in the calculation of the WCC fee is measured in equivalent SAC (Sewer Availability Charge) units. SAC units are determined by the Met Council. Currently, one SAC unit is defined as 274 gallons per day.
Please see Terms and Conditions: Municipal Water Service above for the current rate per SAC unit.
Trunk Water Charges
The Trunk Water Charge (TWC) is a fee that is collected when water is made available to property within the city that does not yet have water service. These fees are placed in the TWC Fund and are used to pay for the oversizing of pipes to provide adequate fire flow protection. “Oversizing” is increasing the size of pipes above and beyond the size required to meet lateral water main size/flow requirements.
- The TWC fee is paid by developers, not ratepayers.
- The fee is calculated based on the net acreage of the development.
Please see Terms and Conditions: Municipal Water Service above for the current rate per net acre.
Please see SPU’s Fee Schedule below for the pricing of items outside of standard usage billing rates.
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