The City of Adel maintains its own water and sewer treatment plants, making it possible to remain competitive in utility rates.
City utility bills are always due on the 20th of every month.
Need to pay your water bill? Click here to pay online! You can also pay your water bill by mailing payment to or stopping by Adel City Hall.
Please click here to download an application for water, sewer, garbage, and recycling service. New accounts require a $150.00 deposit. Applicants must turn in the application to Adel City Hall or send to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact Adel City Hall.
Effective July 1, 2017
|First 5,000 gallons||$7.67 per thousand|
|Next 6,000–20,000||$5.17 per thousand|
|Next 21,000–100,000||$4.18 per thousand|
|101,000+||$3.27 per thousand|
|Minimum Water Charge||$15.34|
|CWI Surcharge||$5.00 per month|
|Commercial||$500.00 + cost of meter|
*Residential size water meter provided. Oversize meters require an additional charge. This additional charge for an oversized meter is the difference between the residential meter and the requested meter size.
Effective July 1, 2017. Based on water usage.
|First 5,000 gallons||$7.30 per thousand|
|Everything thereafter||$5.24 per thousand|
|Septic Haulers—min.1,500 gallons||$111.75|
|Minimum Sewer Charge||$14.60|
|CSI Surcharge||$7.00 per month|
Effective July 1, 2017.
Except as hereinafter noted, each customer whose property lies within the corporate limits of the City shall pay to the City, through its collection agent, at the same time payment for City water is made, the following charges associated with the customer’s property (an “ESU” means the median average impervious coverage of a detached dwelling unit property in the City of Adel, which has been determined by the City to be 3,000 square feet of impervious surface area):
The number of equivalent service units (ESUs) on each property shall be calculated by an agent of the City of Adel based on the most recent aerial photography available to the City of Adel and/or impervious surface data from an approved site plan for the property. Beginning April 1, 2010, all site plans submitted to the City of Adel shall clearly list the total property area and total impervious surface area, in square feet.
CSWI Surcharge: $3.00 per month
For an overview of the utility, please click here.
Credits and waivers of the utility’s service fee may be granted. For an application, please click here.
A Consumer Confidence Report for the Adel Municipal Water Works is distributed to customers annually. Below you will find past reports. Click on the year’s report to view it.
2016 Water Quality Report
2015 Water Quality Report
2014 Water Quality Report
2013 Water Quality Report
2012 Water Quality Report
2011 Water Quality Report
2010 Water Quality Report
2009 Water Quality Report