Water, Sewer & Stormwater Utility

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2023 Conventional Rate Case and Five-Year Financial Forecast

The Public Works & Utilities Committee along with Village Board approved a proposal from Baker Tilly to conduct a conventional rate case and a five year financial forecast for the water utility on February 27, 2023 and March 14, 2023, respectively. The water utility anticipates to file the conventional rate case with the Public Service Commission (PSC) in October 2023. A public hearing will be held as part of the conventional rate case and additional details will be provided as the date of this hearing is determined.

Request a final meter reading

To request a final meter reading in relation to the sale of real estate or a tenant change, please email Public Works. Please include the property address, current account first name and last name, contact phone number and date of request. For Title Companies, please include the new owner(s) purchasing the property and mailing address, if different than the property address. Requests require one business day notice.

Utility Rates

View the 2023 Utility Rates Chart (PDF).

Rate Increases

Effective January 11, 2023, sewer usage rates will increase by 37.5%. The charge for 1,000 gallons will increase from $4.00 to $5.50. The bimonthly service charge will remain the same for customers. Please see the Notice of Rate Increase (PDF) for full details on the sewer usage rate increase.

The rate increase was approved by the Public Works & Utilities Committee on August 22, 2022 and Village Board on September 13, 2022. To review the meetings, please utilize the links below:

Should you have any questions regarding your utility bill, please call the Public Works Department at 608-838-7287 or email Public Works. We can review your account and provide an estimate of how much your bill may increase. Billing will be prorated based on billing cycles.

Rate Increase Example

An average residential customer's utility bill is comprised of water usage, water base, sewer usage, sewer base and stormwater. Below is a chart showing an example of how the rate increase would impact a residential customer with various levels of usage.

GallonsExisting Bimonthly RateRevised Bimonthly RateDifference

Water Rates

The McFarland Water Utility is regulated by the Public Service Commission (PSC). Water rates were adjusted on August 13, 2021 after the utility had conducted a Conventional Rate Case with the PSC. The Public Utilities Committee and Village Board approved the filing of the conventional rate case on November 17, 2020 and November 23, 2020, respectively. The PSC approved the water rate increase on June 16, 2021. Please reference additional information located under Related Documents including the Conventional Rate Case 2021 (PDF) filed with the PSC and the PSC Final Decision (PDF) received June 16, 2021.