Serving the community since 1911.

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Rates

Elderly couple reviewing documentsDetailed information on our current electric and water rates can be found below:

ELECTRIC RATES:

RESIDENTIAL Rg-1
Customer charge and minimum bill:
Single-Phase ..................$10.00 per month
Three-Phase ....................$17.00 per month
ENERGY CHARGE: ............................................$0.1245 per kWh plus PCAC

GENERAL
Customer charge and minimum bill: 
Single-phase .......................... $10.00 per month
Three-phase .......................... $17.00 per month
ENERGY CHARGE: ..............$0.1245 per kWh plus PCAC

SMALL POWER Cp-1
Customers whose monthly demand is in excess of 50 kilowatts per month.
Customer charge: ................... $55.00 per month
Minimum bill = Customer charge plus Distribution Demand Charge
Distribution Demand Charge $1.75 per Kw of distribution demand
DEMAND CHARGE: ................$7.40 per kW of on-peak billed demand
ENERGY CHARGE: .................$0.0883 per kWh plus PCAC

LARGE POWER TIME-OF-DAY Cp-2
Available for all power customers whose monthly demand is in excess of 200 kilowatts per month.
Customer charge: ...............................$175.00 per month
Distribution Demand Charge:.............$2.00 per kW of distribution demand
Minimum bill = Customer charge plus distribution demand charge.
DEMAND CHARGE: .............................$9.00 per kW of on-peak billed demand 
ENERGY CHARGE: 
ON-PEAK: .......... $0.0910 per kWh plus PCAC
OFF-PEAK: .......... $0.0640 per kWh plus PCAC

ON PEAK PERIOD – 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY RATES
Residential - 3% of the total electric bill, not to exceed $1.15
Commercial - 3% of the total electric bill, not to exceed $2.00
Cp-1 -   3% of the total electric bill, not to exceed $ 7.50
Cp-2 -  3% of the total electric bill, not to exceed $ 35.00

BLOCK CHARGE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY
$3.00 per 300 kWh block of renewable energy per month.

STREET LIGHTING SERVICEMs-1
Applied to municipal street lighting. The utility will furnish, install and maintain street lighting units.

Investment charge:

Overhead:
35 W LED...............................$4.50 per lamp per month
100 W HPS.............................$5.50 per lamp per month
150 W HPS ...........................$6.00 per lamp per month
250 W HPS............................$8.00 per lamp per month
500 W Quartz.........................$5.50 per lamp per month

Ornamental Lighting:

70 W HPS .............................$8.00 per lamp per month

100 W HPS ...........................$8.25 per lamp per month

150 W HPS ...........................$9.00 per lamp per month

Pole Charges:
Standard: .......................$3.00 per pole per month
Ornamental: ...................$9.00 per pole per month
Decorative: .....................$11.00 per pole per month

ENERGY CHARGE: $0.0725 per kWh plus PCAC
Note: 
MV = Mercury vapor
HPS = High Pressure Sodium

Use shall be estimated as follows:
175 Watt Mercury Vapor – 68 kWh per month
70 Watt (Decorative) Sodium – 30 kWh per month
100 Watt Sodium – 43 kWh per month
150 Watt Sodium -- 72 kWh per month
250 Watt Sodium – 108 kWh per month
400 Watt Sodium – 180 kWh per month
500 Watt Quartz – 150 kWh per month
1500 Watt Quartz – 45 kWh per month
150 Watt Spot – 450 kWh per month

PCAC =Power Cost Adjustment Clause

All metered rates shall be subject to a positive or negative power cost adjustment charge equivalent to the amount by which the current cost of power (per kWh of sales) is greater or lesser than the base cost of power purchased (per kWh of sales).

Primary & Transformer Discounts

Primary Voltage Discount:  2% discount on the monthly energy charge, distribution demand charge and demand charge.

Transformer Ownership Discount:  $0.25 per KW of distribution demand. 

 WATER RATES:

 GENERAL SERVICE – METERED Mg-1R

Monthly Service Charge:

5/8 inch meter - $ 10.75
¾ inch meter - $ 10.75
1 inch meter - $ 16.65
1 ¼ inch meter - $ 22.20
1 ½ inch meter - $ 27.50
2 inch meter - $ 41.40
3 inch meter - $ 67.00
4 inch meter - $ 101.00
6 inch meter - $178.00
8 inch meter - $270.00
10 inch meter - $390.00
12 inch meter - $511.00

Plus volume charges:

RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

All water used..................$5.55 per 1,000 gallons

NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

First: 13,000 gallons used each month - $ 5.13 per 1,000 gallons
Next: 86,000 gallons used each month - $ 4.50 per 1,000 gallons
Next: 233,000 gallons used each month - $ 4.00 per 1,000 gallons
Over: 332,000 gallons used each month - $ 3.50 per 1,000 gallons

 
IRRIGATION CUSTOMERS

All water used...............................$4.77 per 1,000 gallons

Meter installation charge for temporary connection $40.00 plus above volume charges apply.

Bulk water charge of $40.00 plus $5.55 per 1,000 gallons volume charges apply.

Special Meter Reading Charge ........................ $ 10.00

 

MONTHLY PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE CHARGES

 

INDIVIDUALLY METERED GENERAL SERVICE CUSTOMERS - excludes master metered mobile home parks and master metered multi-family units.  (more than 2 living units)

5/8 inch meter – 1.0 REU - $ 13.03
¾ inch meter – 1.0 REU - $ 13.03
1 inch meter – 2.5 REU - $ 34.95
1 ¼ inch meter – 3.7 REU - $ 51.60
1 ½ inch meter – 5.0 REU - $ 69.85
2 inch meter – 8.0 REU - $ 111.00
3 inch meter – 15.0 REU - $ 212.00
4 inch meter – 25.0 REU - $ 352.00
6 inch meter – 50.0 REU - $ 704.00

8 inch meter – 80.0 REU - $ 1124.00

10 inch meter – 120.0 REU - $ 1686.00
12 inch meter – 160.0 REU - $ 2250.00

MASTER METERED GENERAL SERVICE CUSTOMERS – mobile home parks and multi-family units (more than 2 living units)

Each mobile home unit – $6.52 per month (billed direct to owner of unit).
Each apartment unit – $6.52 per month (billed to owner of apartment complex).

PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION CHARGED MONTHLY Upf-1

Monthly private fire protection service demand charges:

2 inch connection or less…………………………$ 10.00
3 inch connection………………………..........…$ 20.00
4 inch connection………………………… ... ... .$ 30.00
6 inch connection………………………… ... ... .$ 60.00
8 inch connection………………………… ... ... .$ 90.00
10 inch connection………....…..........…… ... ..$ 140.00
12 inch connection………..................…... ..... $ 190.00
14 inch connection…........…..........……... ... . $ 240.00
16 inch connection…………......………... ... ...$ 280.00

 

SEWER RATES:


Meter charges (monthly):

3/4 inch meter............................... $16.30

1 inch meter.................................. $28.46

1 1/4 inch meter............................ $36.57

1 1/2 inch meter............................ $48.73

2 inch meter.................................. $73.06

3 inch meter................................ $137.92

4 inch meter................................ $210.89

6 inch meter................................ $413.58

 

Volume Charge ........................................ $ 7.44/1000 gallons

 

Surcharges:

        BOD5(>2000mg/L) .......................... $ 0.80/lb BOD5

        TSS (>250 mg/L) ............................. $0.69/lb  TSS

        Phosphorus (>6 mg/L) ..................... $12.04/lb   TP

 

Miscellaneous:

Holding Tank Wastes ............................. $36.68/1000 gallons

(BOD5 <600 mg/L, SS <1800 mg/L, Phosphorus <20mg/L)

Septage ................................................ $161.97/1000 gallons

(BOD5 <5000mg/L, SS <15000 mg/L, Phosphorus <250 mg/L)

 

Impact Fees:  As established by separate impact fee ordinance.

 

Customer Bill of Rights

Lake Mills Light & Water is regulated by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. You can read your rights as a municipal utility customer by downloading a copy of the WPSC Customer Bill of Rights.

Energy Assistance Program

For some customers, including seniors on fixed incomes, energy expenses can be a financial burden. Our local Energy Assistance Program is designed to help income-qualifying households cover their energy costs and reduce the financial burden they face.