Rising rates: Spearfish announces 2022 water, sewer rate increase

Spearfish Snow Trash TrackerSPEARFISH, S.D. — Utility rates for residents of Spearfish are set to go up beginning January 1, 2022, after the Spearfish City Council approved a rate change due to cost increases in landfill tipping and equipment repairs.

Residential rates for garbage collection will be $16.58 for a 65-gallon container or $19.60 for a 95-gallon container, plus tax.

Fixed rates for residential sewer, wastewater, and water base will be $22.63, $29.32, and $16,66, respectively.

The average residential utility customer using 5,000 gallons of water per month would see an increase of roughly $4.38 per month.

Commercial rates for sewer, wastewater, and water base, as well as lawn meters, will also see an increase.

CLICK HERE for more information on utility rate increases, including a breakdown of rates per 1,000 gallons for commercial and residential use.

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