Utilities-Gas, Water, Sewer, Garbage, Electric


Graettinger Municipal

Light Plant

 Water Quality Report



101 West Hoffman Street
P. O. Box 178
Graettinger , Iowa 51342-0178
Phone: (712) 859-3844
Fax: (712) 859-3806
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Board of Trustees

Pamela Peton - Secretary / Billing Clerk

Bruce Gerdes- Lineman / Plant Operator

Allan Murray - Lineman

  • Lloyd Petersen - Chairman
  • Bill Brown, Jr.
  • Jill Heinrichs

Board of Trustee Meetings

The Graettinger Municipal Light Plant Board of Trustees meet at 7:30 pm

on the second Wednesday of each month at the Light Plant located at

101 West Hoffman Street.

Meeting Minutes

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  • January Board Minutes
  • February Board Minutes
  • March Board Minutes
  • April Board Minutes
  • May Board Minutes
  • June Board Minutes
  • June Special Board Minutes
  • July Board Minutes
  • July Special Board Minutes
  •       August Board Minutes

          August Special Board Minutes

  • September Board Minutes
  • October Board Minutes
  • November Board Minutes
  • December Board Minutes
  • Electricity Rates


    0-500 KWH $ 0.0894 per KWH
    Customers: 434 All Additional KWH $ 0.0661 per KWH

    Small Commercial:

    0-1000 KWH $ 0.0994 Per KWH
    Customers: 80 All Additional KWH $ 0.0608 Per KWH

    Large Commercial:

    All KW of Electrical Demand $ 4.39 per KW
    Customers: 15 All KWH of Electrical Energy $ 0.0531 per KWH

    Public Authority & Street Lighting:

    0-1000 KWH $ 0.0994 per KWH
    Customers: 11 All Additional KWH $ 0.0608 per KWH
    Customer Charges All Services Per Month: $10.00

    Electric Links:

    North Iowa Electric Cooperative Association (NIMECA)
    Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU)
    Corn Belt Power Cooperative (CBPC)
    Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)

    Graettinger Municipal Utilities



    Gas Utility 10-10-2005
    Residential and Commercial Gas Rate Meter charge $7.50/minimum $1.00/ccf
    Large Commercial & Industrial Interruptible Gas Rate Meter Charge $20.00/minimum $1.00/ccf

    Crop Drying Rate

    As determined by Gas Superintendent month.

    Water Rates


    Rates in the city limits:

    1. First 1000 gallons used per month-$7.50 (Minimum Bill)
    2. All over 1000 gallons used per month $3.50 per per 1000 gallons.

    Rates outside the city limits:

    First 1000 gallons used per month-$15.00 (Minimum Bill)

    All over 1000 gallons used per month $7.00 1000 gallons

    Sewer Rates

    1. Rates in the city limits:
    2. First 1000 gallons used per per month @ $10.50 (Minimum).
    3. All over 1,000 gallons per month @ $3.75 per 1,000 gallons.
    4. Rates outside the city limits
    5. First 1000 gallons used per month @ $21.00 (Minimum).
    6. All over 1,000 gallons per month @ $7.50 per 1,000 gallons
    PRIVATE WATER SYSTEMS.Customers whose premises are served by a private water system shall pay sewer charges based upon the water used as determined by the City council of the City of Graettinger as follows: 1 person- $16.00 per month, 2 person-$18.00 per month, 3 persons-$25.00 per month, 4 or more-$30.00 per month, or by metering the water system as the customer's expense
    1. Garbage

    1. Per household $14.15 per month consisting of not more than two –32 gallon bags, not to exceed 50# per bag, per week
    2. $2.00 single use sticker are available for purchase at City Hall
    3. Garbage service Tuesday.
    4. Recycling- 2nd Tuesday of every month.
    5. Garbage service is contracted though Harris Sanitation


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    Graettinger Grants

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    Recreation & Fun

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