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Street Address
907 First Street
Princeton, MN 55371

Mailing Address
PO Box 218
Princeton, MN 55371

Phone: 763.389.2252

Emergency/Outage After Hours Phone: 612.390.4361

Emergency/Water After Hours Phone: 612.715.8703

For Disconnected Electric/Water Service After Hours Phone: 612.390.6787

For other Non Emergency situations Mille Lacs County Sheriff:1-888-860-8250

If digging in MN, call Gopher State One Call 48 hours before you dig. 811 or log on to: www.gopherstateonecall.org Please contact a licensed electrician to locate your secondary wires.

Application for Billing Services (download)
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Application for Electric Construction Service

Automatic Payment Plan

Third Party Program

2020 Fee Schedule

Service Line Protection Beginning January 2018

Frozen Water Service Policy (pdf)

Water Rate Schedule January 1, 2020

Residential Rates

WATER CUSTOMER CHARGE (WCC) (BASED ON METER SIZE )

5/8" – 3/4" $12.00
1” $15.50
1 ½” $18.00
2” $21.50
3” $43.00
4” $54.00
6” $76.00


COMMODITY OUTPUT CHARGE

1st STEP RATE: 1-8,000 Gallons $4.95 PER THOUSAND GALLONS

2nd STEP RATE 8,001-20,000 Gallons $5.35 PER THOUSAND GALLONS

3rd STEP RATE Above 20,000 Gallons $5.80 PER THOUSAND GALLONS

 

Commercial Rates

WATER CUSTOMER CHARGE (WCC) (BASED ON METER SIZE MONTHLY )

5/8 – 3/4” $12.00
1” $15.50
1 ½” $18.00
2” $21.50
3” $43.00
4” $54.00
6” $76.00


COMMODITY OUTPUT CHARGE
1st STEP RATE: $4.95 PER THOUSAND GALLONS
1st Step rate = 1 - 1.1 x previous year’s average winter period monthly consumption

2nd STEP RATE: $5.35 PER THOUSAND GALLONS
2nd Step rate = Above 1.1 x previous year’s average winter period monthly consumption.
(Winter Period November 15 thru March 15)

Irrigation Only: $5.35 PER THOUSAND GALLONS
Hydrant Usage billed at: $10.50 PER THOUSAND GALLONS




National Water Week

Dedicated to the World’s Most Important Resource

Drinking water is a precious resource, yet we often take it for granted.

Water is also vital to our economy. We need water for manufacturing, agriculture, energy production, and more. One-fifth of the U.S. economy would come to a stop without a reliable and clean source of water.

Systems are in place to provide you with safe drinking water. The state of Minnesota and Princeton Public Utilities work to protect drinking water sources. For example, we might work to seal an unused well to prevent contamination of the groundwater. We treat water to remove harmful contaminants. And we do extensive testing to ensure the safety of drinking water.

If we detect a problem, we take corrective action and notify the public. Water from a public water system like yours is tested more thoroughly and regulated more closely than water from any other source, including bottled water.

 

Conservation

Conservation is essential, even in the land of 10,000 lakes. For example, in parts of the metropolitan area, groundwater is being used faster than it can be replaced. Some agricultural regions in Minnesota are vulnerable to drought, which can affect crop yields and municipal water supplies.

We must use our water wisely. Below are some tips to help you and your family conserve – and save money in the process.
♦ Fix running toilets—they can waste hundreds of gallons of water.
♦ Turn off the tap while shaving or brushing your teeth.
♦ Shower instead of bathe. Bathing uses more water than showering, on average.
♦ Only run full loads of laundry, and set the washing machine to the correct water level.
♦ Only run the dishwasher when it’s full.
♦ Use water-efficient appliances (look for the WaterSense label).
♦ Use water-friendly landscaping, such as native plants.
♦ When you do water your yard, water slowly, deeply, and less frequently. Water early in the morning and close to the ground.

 

Drinking Water Sources

Minnesota’s primary drinking water sources are groundwater and surface water. Groundwater is the water found in aquifers beneath the surface of the land. Groundwater supplies 75 percent of Minnesota’s drinking water. Surface water is the water in lakes, rivers, and streams above the surface of the land. Surface water supplies 25 percent of Minnesota’s drinking water.

Princeton has three wells that pump water from a glacial aquifer and the water is treated at one of the two water treatment facilities.

There are 3 water towers in Princeton that combine for a storage capacity of 800,000 gallons.




The Value of Water

Drinking water is a precious resource, yet we often take it for granted.

Throughout history, civilizations have risen and fallen based on access to a plentiful, safe water supply. That’s still the case today. Water is key to healthy people and healthy communities.

Water is also vital to our economy. We need water for manufacturing, agriculture, energy production, and more. One-fifth of the U.S. economy would come to a stop without a reliable and clean source of water.

Systems are in place to provide you with safe drinking water. The state of Minnesota and local water systems work to protect drinking water sources. For example, we might work to seal an unused well to prevent contamination of the groundwater. We treat water to remove harmful contaminants. And we do extensive testing to ensure the safety of drinking water.

If we detect a problem, we take corrective action and notify the public. Water from a public water system like yours is tested more thoroughly and regulated more closely than water from any other source, including bottled water.

2018 Drinking Water Report

Water Conservation