Customer Budget and Annual Update

The budget and annual update events are hosted to share preliminary rate information with our 110+ customer communities, as well as to provide information on our capital program and our strategies for managing rate increases. We share customer feedback from these forums with the MCES General Manager, MCES Leadership Team, and the Metropolitan Council Environment Committee.


The 2021 MCES Customer Budget and Annual Updates were hosted virtually in May and June via Webex Events due to COVID-19.

MCES staff presented:

A preliminary municipal wastewater charge (MWC) for 2022 was sent via email in early May with supporting calculations.

Meeting Materials


  • Questions about the municipal wastewater charge can be directed to the MWC Inbox, This inbox is checked daily.
  • Questions about the 2021 MCES Customer Budget and Annual Update can be directed to Kate Nyquist,


The 2020 Open House and Budget Workshops were virtually via Webex Events due to COVID-19. WE hosted the webinars in May and June. A total of 86 individuals attended the two events, representing at least 40 customer communities as well as other stakeholders. At both events, MCES staff presented the 2021 budget, how the municipal wastewater charge (MWC) is calculated, the information available to municipalities through the MCES Customer Portal, and the capital improvement program, including a selection of interceptor and plant project highlights. 

Meeting Materials


The 2019 Workshop and Open Houses for the 2020 budget were held in Minnetonka and St Paul with MCES staff available to answer questions about the 2020 municipal wastewater charge and each community's allocation, the capital improvement program, and other topics.