Electric | Gas | Sewer | Water | Telecommunications


Electric System

West Bend Municipal Electric SystemThe West Bend Municipal Electric System consists of approximately 60 miles of line. The City is involved in upgrading the entire distribution system. The upgrades include new poles, wire, transformers, arresters, capacitors, grounding and OCR replacements or installations. The Electric Department also continues to maintain and upgrade their generators on an annual basis.


 

 
Residential Electric
Rates
Commercial Electric
Rates
Industrial Electric
Rates
Monthly Service
Charge
$10.70
$13.91
(3 phase) $21.40
$26.75
Charge per KWH
$0.0567
$0.0706
$0.0449
Per KW Demand $ 6.95

Rural Electric Rates
Monthly Service Charge
$16.05 or $.43 per KVA
(whichever is greater)
Three Phase
$26.75 or $.43 per KVA
(whichever is greater)
Charge per KWH
$0.0776

For additional information on
West Bend Electric System
contact the West Bend City Hall at
(515) 887-2181
or city@westbendiowa.com

 


 

Gas System

Natural gas is provided by Cibola Energy Services Corporation and transported to the City over Northern Gas Company lines to the city gate (TBS). The City's Natural Gas System is looped and operates at approximately 20 PSI. The system is cathodically protected. This provides added protection to the wrapped steel lines. The line size and pressure indicates that we could handle a major expansion and in such case would not constitute any inadequacies.

Residential & Commercial Gas Rates
Residential Meter Charge
(Any Meter Below Class 315)
$8.00
Commercial Meter Charge
(Any Meter Above Class 315)
$20.00
Gas Charges: First 3,000 Cu. Ft./Mo. $.8180/100 cf.
  Next 3,000 Cu. Ft./Mo. $.7980/100 cf.
  All Over 6,000 Cu. Ft./Mo. $.7780/100 cf.

Industrial Class "I" Gas Rates
Industrial Meter Charge $20.00
Gas Charges: First 3,000 Cu. Ft./Mo. $7.900/mcf
  All Over 3,000 Cu. Ft./Mo. $7.500/mcf

Industrial Class "II" Gas Rates
Industrial Meter Charge $20.00
Gas Charges: Will be billed at $8.000/mcf
  City Buildings $7.780/mcf
  Electric Generation $7.780/mcf

For additional information on
West Bend Gas System
contact the West Bend City Hall at
(515) 887-2181
or city@westbendiowa.com

 


 

Sewer Services

The construction of the new wastewater treatment facility was completed in 1998. The new system replaced an existing mechanical treatment plant that was 54 years old. With the new site the City of West Bend is able to remain compliant with DNR stipulations.

Residential & Commercial Sewer Rates
Monthly Service Charge $19.00
Plus 105% of Water Charge  

Rural Sewer Rates
Monthly Service Charge $38.00
Plus 105% of Water Charge  

For additional information on
West Bend Sewer System
contact the West Bend City Hall at
(515) 887-2181
or city@westbendiowa.com

 


 

Water System

West Bend Municipal Water SystemThe City's water supply is provided by four deep wells and treated at the water plant before being pumped to the tower. The construction of the current water facility was completed in 1985. Upgrades to the system continue with the installation of a new filtering system and water tower improvements, all of which will be completed in 2002. Yearly inspections help maintain the system and enable the City to remain compliant with DNR regulations.

 

Residential & Commercial Water Rates
Monthly Service Charge $9.50
Charge per 1000 gallons  $2.25

Rural Water Rates
Monthly Service Charge $19.00
Charge per 1000 gallons  $4.50

For additional information on
West Bend Water System
contact the West Bend City Hall at
(515) 887-2181
or city@westbendiowa.com

 


 

Telecommunications

Telephone, Cable Television, and Internet Services are provided by Northwest Telephone Cooperative Association. Founded in 1963, the cooperative is based in Havelock, Iowa, with an office in West Bend. Starting in 1994, Northwest began providing Internet service to the area, and now offers both dial-up and high-speed broadband Internet, as well as networking, servers, web hosting and design, telephone systems, and digital cellular service through Midwest Wireless.

Visit www.northwest.coop
for more information on
Northwest Telephone and its subsidiaries,
or call (712) 776-2222.

 

 
Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 366
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-2181
chamber@westbendiowa.com
  City of West Bend
301 South Broadway
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-2181
city@westbendiowa.com
  West Bend Econ Dev
311 2nd St SW
West Bend, IA 50597
(515) 887-3264
wbed@westbendiowa.com