Utilities – Public Works
The Utilities Department provides for the operation and maintenance of the city's water and sewer systems. Providing clean and safe water and reducing inflow and infiltration into our Sanitary Sewer System. This is done through regularly scheduled inspections, water testing, and routine maintenance.
Justin Schendel – Worker
You can access and manage your Utility Account and make online payments by selecting the link below.
How much does your utilities cost per month and why?
Having problems keeping up with your utility bills? You may qualify for assistance. Select the link below for more information.
Selling your home and have city sewer? You will need to contact the Utility Clerk to schedule a sewer lateral inspection prior to closing on your home unless a passing inspection was completed within the last two years. A Certificate of Compliance letter from the City would have been sent to you after the inspection and expires within two years of date on letter.
Buying a home that has city sewer and/or water? Complete the Water/Sewer Application form.
Connecting to city sewer and/or water for the first time? Here’s what you need to know.
City water – is it safe for drinking? Review the latest Consumer Confidence Report (link below) or stop by City Hall to request a printed copy.
Water meters – how can they benefit you?
Hydrant Use Permit
Summer Sewer and Snowbird Applicant Forms & Policy
Utility Ordinances and Policies
- Ordinance #25 – Sewer
- Ordinance #27 – Water
- Ordinance #28 – FOG (fats, oils, grease)
- FOG Inspection Policy
- Ordinance #44 – Establishment of Sewer & Water Trunk Areas, Trunk Fees, and Connection Fees with the City of Rice Lake
- Sewer Inspection Policy
Utility Contractor licensing