City Sewer & Water


The pipe you are seeing is the City curb stop. A curb stop is the the on-off valve that the City has installed outside of your home and where the water will be turned off in the event of a plumbing emergency inside your home.

Protect your curb stop!

A curb stop that is not protected from accumulation of dirt, snow, and debris can become inoperable. If the curb stop in your yard is “sticking up”, please DO NOT hit it with hammer to pound it down as this can damage the curb stop and cause a leak. If a leak is caused, your yard will have to be dug up so that repairs can be made!

If your curb stop needs lowering, or you would like to know its location and workability, please contact the City of Minnetrista at 952-446-1660 and the City Utility Department will come out and check/lower the curb stop at no charge to the property owner.

See picture below on the right.


In 2020, the sewer utility fee is a flat rate of $103 per quarter for residential properties.  Commercial properties are invoiced a flat rate of $103 per quarter for the first 25,000 gallons of water usage with an additional charge of $4.58 per 1,000 gallons for usage over 25,000. The surface water management fee is $26.00 per quarter and recycling service is $9.50 per quarter. Water service is metered and invoiced based on usage, the base charge is $29.56, with usage charges following the chart below.


Base rate of $29.56 per quarter for Residential

$3.82 per 1,000 gallons up to 25,000 gallons

$4.76 per 1,000 gallons 25,001 to 50,000 gallons

$6.10 per 1,000 gallons 50,001 and over

Base rate of $29.56 a quarter for Commercial

$4.05 per 1,000 gallons up to 80,000 gallons

$4.72 per 1,000 gallons 80,001 to 150,000 gallons

$6.64 per 1,000 gallons 150,001 and over

Base rate of $29.56 a quarter for Schools

$4.05 per 1,000 gallons up to 700,000 gallons

$4.72 per 1,000 gallons 700,001 to 900,000 gallons

$6.64 per 1,000 gallons 900,001 and over

Water Problems?

If there is any concern about water quality, water odor, water color, or problems with water pressure in the public water service area, please call Public Works at (952) 446-1312.


2019 Drinking Water Report

2018 Drinking Water Report
2017 Drinking Water Report
2016 Drinking Water Report
2015 Drinking Water Report
2014 Drinking Water Report
2014 Special Water Edition Minnetrista Messenger
2013 Drinking Water Report
2012 Drinking Water Report

2016 Minnetrista Public Announcement: Public Facilities Authority

Public Notice on Drinking Water: February 9, 2018