NOTE: Beginning May 23, a temporary watering ban is in place for Cottage Grove residents.  The water is safe to drink; the ban is in place due to a capacity issue.  The watering ban is set to end on Aug. 1. Read more at www.cottage-grove.org/water-ban


The City of Cottage Grove sends out utility bills on a monthly basis. Residents are billed for water, sewer, stormwater and street lights on this bill. See below for a summary of the rates that are charged.

Summary of Water/Sewer/Stormwater Rates
Water Rates per Month (applies to both residential
and commercial)
As of January 1, 2017
Base charge per month $1.50
Usage up to 10,000 gals/mo. $1.30/1,000 gals
Usage from 10,001-20,000 gals/mo. $1.90/1,000 gals
Usage over 20,001 gallons per mo. $2.15/1,000 gals
Sanitary Sewer Rates per Month (applies to both residential and commercial)  
Base charge per month $1.75
Usage up to 30,000 gals/mo. $3.15/1,000 gals
Usage over 30,001 gallons per mo. $3.70/1,000 gals
Stormwater Utility Fees
per Year
 
Single Family Home

$4.80 per residential unit per month

Townhomes

$2.42 per residential unit per month

Apartments

$1.22 per residential unit per month

1.5 acre or greater residential

$3.68 per residential unit per month

Commercial or industrial $19.30 per impervious surface acre per month
Schools $19.30 per impervious surface acre per month
Churches $19.30 per impervious surface acre per month
Golf courses $9.70 per acre per year
Mining $9.70 per acre per year
Cemeteries $9.70 per acre per year
Agricultural land with structure
$57.60 per parcel with a structure on it per year

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