City utility bills include charges for water usage, sanitary sewer, storm water management and state water testing. These city services are not supported by property taxes. The amount paid through your utility bill covers the cost of providing these services, improvements to the systems, and general system repairs and maintenance. The revenue received from your stormwater utility fee is used for preparation of a Surface Water Management Plan, maintenance of existing ditches, culverts, ponds and storm sewers, capital improvements in developed areas, equipment, planning, inventories and water quality improvements including weed control.
The utility bills and payments are processed through the Finance Department. If you have questions concerning your water bills, call Utility Billing at 651.747.3916 or email Jmaas@lakeelmo.org.
Storm Water Fee Appeal
City Ordinance states that if a property owner or person responsible for paying the surface water management fee believes that a particular assigned fee is incorrect, the person may request that the fee be recomputed. To appeal a fee, please submit a Storm Water Appeal.