Mahaska Rural Water

The Mahaska Rural Water Board of Directors has passed a $2.50 increase to the monthly minimum rate for all customers.

New Rate: Effective February 1, 2023

  • You will notice this increase on your March, 2023 statement (received around March 1st) due March 15th, 2023
Water & Sewer Rates
Per Monthly
Billing Cycle
Per Monthly
Billing Cycle
Each customer shall pay a minimum monthly amount of $26.50 (previously $24.00).  This shall be for up to the first 3,000 gallons of water used per monthly billing cycle. Each customer shall pay $4.00 per 1,000 gallons of water used over 3,000 gallons per monthly billing cycle.

Sanitary sewer rates will increase annually according to the United States Department of Labor Consumer Price Index calculation not to exceed three and one-half percent each July 1 effective July 1, 2019, in order to comply with city obligations and to meet the expenses associated with the city’s wastewater treatment works. This section shall not prohibit the city council from adopting rate changes, by resolution and with appropriate notice as outlined in Iowa Code, Section 362.3, at any time in a fiscal year.

1 cubic foot equals 7.48 gallons


The water rates contained herein shall be increased by ten percent (10%) for all new customers, except tax-supported facilities, located outside the corporate limits of the City which the City has agreed to serve.

Sewer rates are billed as noted in the table above. Water meters are read monthly across the entire town.

** – MRWS will bill monthly; you should receive your monthly statement around the 1st of each month.  Payment is due by the 15th of each month, after which, a penalty will apply.  Multiple payment options are available.  Please click payment options to see more about each option.  You may also sign up to receive news and alerts via e-mail or text by visiting the MRWS website http://www.mahaskaruralwater.com.