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UTILITIES & PUBLIC WORKS

ELECTRIC, WATER, GAS AND SANITATION SERVICES
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TAX RATE

The total tax Levy for property in the City is $32.76087. This is for Fiscal Year July 1,2015 thru June 30, 2016.

 

ELECTRICAL POWER

  • Lake Mills is served by its own municipal power system with interconnection with Dairyland Power of LaCrosse, WI.

  • Generation capacity of municipal system is 18,400 KW with diesel and natural gas engines and 69,000 KW interconnection capability with Dairyland Power

  • Present peak load is 7,000 KW

 

WATER

  • The LM municipal water works has two wells supplying water from the Maquoketa creviced limestone formation 450 ' under the service

  • The two wells have a total pumping capacity of 1,400 gallons per minute

  • Water is stored in two overhead towers with a capacity of 750,000 gallons and an underground storage tank with a 150,000 gallon capacity

  • Two treatment plants provide iron removal and chlorination

 

SANITATION

  • Lake Mills sanitation department operates a 22-acre aerated pond with a storage capacity of 28,700,000 gallons

  • Organic load capacity of wastewater plant – 3,000 BOD. Average in 2015 was 405 lbs per day

  • Hydraulic design of wastewater plant – 750,000 gallons per day

  • In 2015, the average load was 321,000 gallons per day

 

NATURAL GAS

  • Natural gas is supplied by Black Hills Energy. Gas is available to all the Lake Mills industrial areas as well as the City's residential users

 

TELECOMMUNICATION - CABLE HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICES

  • Communication services are provided by member-owned Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association (WCTA)

  • State of the art digital communication switching center and fiber optics-wireline and wireless voice communications

  • Broadband internet access

  • Digital Entertainment Television Service

UTILITY RATE TABLES

WATER RATES

WASTEWATER RATES

(Included in the first 1,000 gallons)

      Water Availablility Charge: $2.63 per month will be the charge to all locations where City water is available.

      Sewer Availability Charge: $2.56 per month will be the charge to all locations where City sewer is available.

WATER SURCHARGE

In addition to the water rates listed above, effective September 16, 2004,  there is a monthly surcharge as follows: Residential, Commercial and Governmental Customers: $2.60 per service per month

WATER RATES

SANITATION RATES

CONTACT LAKE MILLS PUBLIC WORKS

You can contact Lake Mills Public Works at (641) 592-2441. Utility rates and tax levy are approved by the City Council. For questions about billing, contact City Hall at (641) 592-3251.