Municipal Utilities

 

Residential Electric Rebate Program

Commercial Lighting Rebate Program

 

The City of Bancroft provides public water and sewer services along with garbage pickup and also has its own electric utility.

 

Electric Service

Bancroft Municipal Electric was created in 1939 by city election. Voters approved the measure to build an electrical generating plant 425 – 14. Output from the electric plant has grown from .35 mega watts to a total generating capacity of 4.4 mega watts today. This allows BMU to supply the entire community and its rural customers with dependable electric service.

In addition to providing service to all Bancroft residents and businesses, BMU has over 68 miles of electric rural lines. In an effort to expand services and better meet area needs, in 2007, BMU entered into an agreement to sell wholesale power to the community of Burt, Iowa. This led to significant savings to Burt customers and allowed BMU to increase its access to safe and secure power.

BMU is a member of NIMECA (North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association) headquartered in Humboldt, Ia.

 

ELECTRIC RATES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2015

1 .Residential Service. Applicable to residential customers for all domestic uses in single-family dwellings and individually metered apartments within the service territory of BMU, with service supplied in accordance with the following:

Monthly Customer Charge $12.00 per meter
Energy Charge all KWH $.093

 

2. Small Commercial Service. Applicable to any commercial, industrial, or city load within the service territory of BMU, for all purposes, where the monthly peak demand is less than 25 kW and with service available of single-phase, 60 hertz, 120/240 volt, 400 amp max., 3-wire, single meter; or three-phase, 60 hertz, 240/120 volt, 208Y/120V, or 480Y/277V, 4-wire, single meter.

Monthly Customer Charge $17.00 per meter
Energy Charge all KWH $.097

 

3. Large Commercial Service. Applicable to any commercial, industrial, or city load within the service territory of BMU, for all purposes, where the monthly peak demand is more than 25 kW and less than 100 kW and with service available of 60 hertz, three-phase, 120/240V, 208 Y/120V, or 480 Y/277V, 4-wire, or standard primary voltage available at point of delivery. Special voltages may be supplied at the discretion of the utility. Utility furnishes only one transformer bank and/or one meter. Demand will be determined by the reading of the demand meter, which will indicate the highest 15 minute integrated demand for the month.

Monthly Customer Charge $30.00 per meter
Energy Charge all KWH $.045
Demand Charge all KWH $10.75

 

4. Industrial Service. Applicable to any commercial, industrial, or city load with the BMU service territory, for all purposes, where the monthly demand is more than 100 kW with service available of 60 hertz, 3-phase, 120/240V, 208 Y/120V, or 480 Y/277V, 4-wire, or standard primary voltage available at point of delivery. Special voltages may be provided at the discretion of the utility. The utility furnishes on one transformer bank and/or one meter. Demand will be determined by the reading of the demand meter, which will indicate the highest 15 minute integrated demand for the month.

Monthly Customer Charge $30.00 per meter
Energy Charge all KWH $.045
Demand Charge all KWH $12.25

 

5. Small Rural Service. Applicable to any rural residential or farm load within the BMU service territory, but outside of the city limits of Bancroft, IA, for all purposes, where the monthly peak demand is less than 25KW with service available of single-phase, 60 hertz,120/240V, 208Y/277V, 4-wire, single meter.

Monthly Customer Charge $25.00 per meter
Energy Charge all KWH $.105

 

6. Large Rural Service. Applicable to any residential or farm load within the service territory of BMU, but outside the city limits of Bancroft, IA, for all purposes, where the monthly peak demand is greater than 25KW with service available of 60 hertz, 3-phase, 120/240V, 208 Y/120V, or 480 Y/277, 4-wire, or standard primary voltage available at point of delivery. Special voltages may be provided at the discretion of the utility. Utility furnishes only one transformer bank and/or 1 meter. Demand will be determined by the reading of the demand meter, which will indicate the highest 15 minute integrated demand for the month.

Monthly Customer Charge $35.00 per meter
Energy Charge all KWH $.045
Demand Charge all KWH $12.00

FOR ALL SERVICES—BMU may, at its discretion, implement an energy cost adjustment to compensate the utility for variations in the cost of fuel for the generating plant or for purchased power. At the time of implementation, the calculation used on such charge will be developed and applied to all KWH billed by BMU.

 

 

Water and Sewer Service

City owned and operated water and sewer lines serve the residents of Bancroft. In 2007, the city updated several blocks in residential and downtown water and sewer lines to improve the quality of services we deliver to Bancroft customers. To maintain a high level of services, the city continues to monitor our systems. Plans are in place to update additional lines as needed.

WATER RATES

BASE RATE--$13.50 per month, per meter for most residential users. Commercial and industrial rates are higher, depending on meter size.

$3.75 per 1000-5000 gallons
$3.25 per 1000 up to 20,000 gallons
$2.75 per 1000 up to 150,000 gallons
$2.35 per 1000 over 150, 000 gallons

 

SEWER RATES

BASE RATE--$14.50 per month, per meter for most residential users. Commercial and industrial rates range from $17.50 to $23.50

$3.65 per 1000 gallons of water consumption

 

STORM SEWER

BASE RATE--$3.00 each residential property and $5.00 each commercial property

 
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