Fees for Hastings City services stay the same for the next budget year, with the exception of notary services, which are now $5. Sewer and water rates will go up July 1, with some increases as low as a nickel, dime or quarter.
Water charges go up from $1.51 to $1.56 for 100 cubic feet. Some examples of minimum monthly fees: base charges per month for 5/8 and ¾-inch meters go from $6.69 to $6.89. A two-inch meter rises from $53.56 to $55.17, a four-inch meter from $167.42 to $172.44 and an eight-inch meter, from $732.25 to $754.22. Meters between the smallest and largest sizes have similar raises. For bulk water via a hydrant, the use fee goes from $64, to $66, plus the cost of the water.
New connection construction charges for a 5/8 inch meter, the smallest listed, goes from a total of $1,690 to $1,987, a 1 ½ inch meter, the largest listed, from $2,173 to $2,470.
Sewer rates, based on water use, are now $3.18 for 100 cubic feet of water, and will go to $3.28. Base charge per month for a 5/8 or ¾ inch meter will go from $13.49 to $13.89. The largest meter listed, eight inch, is $1,483.47, will be $1,526.94.
All of the rates for water and sewer service inside and outside of the city, and much more information on services the city provides, are available at Hastings City Hall.