City Utilities

The City of Horace provides Water and Sewer treatment services to residents. Newer developments receive water service from Cass Rural Water and are billed directly from Cass Rural Water. 

If the residence receives water from the City of Horace, the city utility bill will include the monthly cost of service for Water, Sewer, and Trash/Recycling, Forestry, Vector Control and Water Tower/Lagoon Surcharges.

The following rates will go into effect on September 1, 2021. 

Water Rates

Fee DescriptionAmount
Residential and commercial base rate $19.50 monthly
Residential and commercial cost per 1,000 gallons.$4.20 
Bulk water user cost per 1,000 gallons.$6.50
Residential and Commercial water tower and lagoon maintenance (surcharge).$7.60 monthly

If your water meter is malfunctioning or is not reading properly, please contact City Hall at 701-492-2972 to schedule a time to troubleshoot. Do not disconnect or tamper with equipment.

Sewer Rates

Fee DescriptionAmount
Commercial rate$5.50 monthly plus $4.00 per 1000 gallons of water - no cap
Residential$9.00 monthly plus $4.00 per 1000 gallons of water - capped at 10,000 gallons
Rivers Edge resident flat rate$56.06 monthly
Non-metered rate$34.20 monthly

Note sewer usage is based on the same metered water consumption used to calculate a water bill. 

Other Rates

Fee DescriptionAmount
Vector (mosquito) control fund$2.50 monthly
Forestry fund (road right-of-way tree maintenance)$1.00 monthly

Garbage Rates

Fee DescriptionAmount
Residential 96 gallon tote and recycling tote$24.00 monthly
Residential extra 96 gallon tote$12.00 monthly

Note that commercial customers and roll off customers are billed directly from Waste Management.

Non-metered locations

Fee DescriptionAmount 
Water$30.00 monthly
Sewer$34.20 monthly
Garbage$24.00 monthly
Vector$2.50 monthly
$1.00 monthly
Surcharge$7.50 monthly
Total:$99.30 monthly

Garbage & Recycling Collection Service

Garbage and recycling collection service is provided to Horace residents by Waste Management.

  • Call Horace City Hall to request garbage collection or container repairs at 701-492-2972.

Service Information: 96-gallon green cart top trash cart and 96 gallon yellow top recycle cart.
Service Schedule: Weekly on Tuesdays or Thursdays depending on location
Container Setout Instructions: Place container on the street with wheels against the curb by 6 a.m. on collection days and remove same day. Keep containers at least four feet from parked cars, mailboxes and other obstacles that may prevent WM team members from picking it up.
Service Instructions & Limitations: Bag all garbage. Don’t overfill your cart – the lid must close tightly.
Acceptable and Non-Acceptable Materials: Acceptable items include household trash like chip bags, paper towels, plastic bags, & textiles (donate if lightly used). Non-acceptable items include construction/demolition waste, auto parts, tires, household hazardous waste (paint, oil, household cleaners), medical or electronic waste.
Report a Missed Pickup: Report a missed pickup to Horace City Hall (701) 492-2972, if containers were curbside by 6:00 a.m. and were not emptied.
2021 Holiday Schedule
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on or before your pick up day, your service will be delayed by one day.

To see the current pick-up schedule view the Waste Management Calendar below or download it here. Horace Recycling occurs on your pickup day during Gold Week.

Waste Management Garbage and Holiday  Calendar 2021

Moving Out of Horace?

We are sorry you are leaving our community. Please contact City Hall to let us know the date when service should be terminated. Please contact us via phone or email to provide:

  1.  Forwarding address information
  2.  Closing and moving dates
  3.  New owners’ names