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Winterization – Sprinkler System Blowout

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Every year we hear a story of someone moving to Minnesota from somewhere warm, Texas, Flordia, California.  Usually the person moves into their residence in the summer or fall and doesn’t realize their sprinkler system needs to be blown out before the Winter hits.  Inevitably they discover should have been winterized only after the pipes freeze and break.

Some things to remember if you are new to Minnesota:

1.)  Late September/October is the best time to get your system blown out or winterized.  Once November hits the chances of the temperature dropping below 32 degrees is very high.

2.)  Once your system is blown out do not turn your system back on if it warms up.

3.)  Your sprinkler system needs to be in working order before winterization.  Broken or cut lines can allow water to get back into the system and potentially damage the system.

4.)  Schedule your winterization in September even if you don’t want it blown out until late fall.  Trucks fill up quickly and it is less likely you will be able to get someone to Winterize your system if you wait too long.

New 2011 Twin Cities Metro Area Public Utility Water Rates.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Is your water bill higher? Think your lawn sprinkler system has sprung a leak? Chances are your bill is higher because of a bill the Minnesota state legislature passed last year. Minnesota statute 103G.291 has become active as of January 1, 2010.  It states that all cities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area must adopt a utility rate structure that encourages conservation.  However, the exact implementation of these laws has been left to the individual municipalities.  This means that every city will have different rates and rate increases for over-usage.  We have compiled a list of residential water rates for various cities around the area and this is what we have come up with.  Just click on your city to see your new water rates.

Note:  Some cities use measurements such as units, cubic meters or cubic feet for some reason.  So, in addition to the city’s structure we have done the conversion to gallons for you for a better frame of reference.

For ways to conserve water and lower your bill contact us and check out our previous blog post.

Edina Utility Water Rates (2011)

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Note:  Some cities use measurements such as units, cubic meters or cubic feet for some reason.  So, in addition to the city’s water pricing structure we have done the conversion to gallons for to give you a better frame of reference.

For ways to conserve water and lower your bill contact us and check out our previous blog post.

City of Edina Water Rates (2011)

Quarterly

*Morningside neighborhood is serviced Minneapolis  and follows their rates

0-3500 cubic feet (26180 gallons) $1.17 per 100 cubic feet (748 gallons)
3500-6500 cubic feet (48620 gallons) $1.55 per 100 cubic feet
Over 6500 cubic feet $2.43 per 100 cubic feet