Open House & Budget Workshops

The annual budget workshops are hosted to share preliminary rate information with our 109+ customer communities, as well as to provide information on our capital program and our strategies for managing rate increases. Customer feedback from these forums is shared with the MCES General Manager and Executive Team.


The 2020 Open House & Budget Workshops were virtually via Webex Events due to COVID-19. The webinars were held on May 21 and June 11, 2020. Combined, the events had a total attendance of 86 individuals 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. 



The 2018 workshops introduced a new format: MCES staff experts were available to discuss various topics including the 2019 municipal wastewater charge and each community’s allocation, the capital improvement program, SAC, Inflow & Infiltration, water resources and monitoring, water supply, metering and collection systems, wastewater reuse as well as asset management.