Municipal Utilities

The City of Hermann owns and operates its own electrical distribution, water/sewer and natural gas systems. Utility offices are located at City Hall, 1902 Jefferson Street.

City water is supplied by four deep wells. Other than chlorine injection there is no treatment of the water, which is regularly tested in accordance with the Clean Drinking Water Act.

Sanitary waste is processed through a .35 MCD aerated lagoon disposal system with two processing cells and one polishing cell. A .46 MCD aerated lagoon is used primarily by the Industrial Park.

Trash collection is handled by a private contractor. For information regarding rates, collection times, and recycling programs, call the city office, 573-486-5400.


Hermann Municipal Utilities

All utility customers are billed for the usage registered on their electric, water and gas meters monthly.  The bills go out the first of each month and are due by the fifteenth (15th) of that month.  If a customer’s account is not paid by the fifteenth (15th), a ten percent (10%) penalty is assessed to the account.

If a customer’s account is delinquent , the City Collector shall, by the sixteenth (16th) day of the month, mail a notice of delinquency to the customer’s last known address, by ordinary mail, first class postage prepaid, which shall advise the customer of the delinquent status and of the prospective termination of electrical service if the account balance and penalty are not paid in full by the twentieth (20th) day of the month.

If the delinquent customer’s account balance and penalty are not paid by the twentieth (20th) day of the month, the City Collector shall notify the City Administrator and the Chief of Police that the customer’s account is delinquent.  The Electric Department shall then terminate the electrical service to such customer’s premises, subject to the following  procedures and restrictions:

  1. at least 24 hours before the shut off, the City will make reasonable efforts to contact the customer either in writing, by posting a “door hanger” notice or making two telephone calls.
  2. On the day of shutoff, the City shall make reasonable efforts to contact the customer, provide identification, state the purpose of the visit and post a notice that contains the address and telephone number to contact to have the service restored.
  3. The Electric Department shall not disconnect the electric service of any delinquent customer after 4 p.m.
  4. The Electric Department shall postpone a shut off for up to 21 days if the shut off would aggravate an existing medical emergency of the customer, any member of the family of the customer or other person who lives in the unit.  The customer shall provide the City with reasonable evidence of the necessity, such as a note from a medical professional.
  5. The Electric Department shall not disconnect the residential electric service of any delinquent customer on any day between June 1 and September 30 when the National Weather Service forecasts that the temperature will rise above 95 degrees Fahrenheit or that the heat index shall rise above 105 degrees Fahrenheit for the following 24 hours.
  6. The Electric Department shall not disconnect the residential electric service of any delinquent customer on any day between November 1 and March 31 when the National Weather Service forecasts that the temperature will drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit during the following 24 hours.

At the time of termination of service, a written notice “door tag” stating the procedure for reconnection of service is left at the premises.

If service is terminated, the Superintendent will inspect the service to the premises to determine compliance.  If areas of noncompliance are found, the Superintendent will inform the customer in writing of the nature of the deficiencies.  The Superintendent will not authorize connection of service until all noted deficiencies have been remedied to the satisfaction of the Superintendent.

Additionally, to have service reconnected, the total bill plus penalty, reconnection fees and any additional deposits as required, will have to be paid in full either by cash or money order.  No personal checks will be accepted.

Per Hermann Municipal Code, Section 700.010; Section 705.080; Section 710.060; Section 720.190; Section 720.290; Section 720.300; Section 725.180; Section 725.182.


Hermann Fire Department

City of Hermann Fire Dues
Attn: Randi Vette
Box 446, Hermann, MO 65041
573-205-9173
hermannfiredues@hotmail.com


Residential Electric Rates

Effective 03/10/2015

  • $30.00 per month customer charge, plus $.0969 per kilowatt-hour
  • Dusk to Dawn Lights, $10.00 per month each

Commercial Electric Rates

Effective 03/10/2015

  • Light Rate No Demand — $30.00 per month customer charge, plus $.0957 per kilowatt-hour
  • Light Rate Demand (100 KWs or less) — $30.00 per month customer charge, $6.00 Demand Charge, plus $.0838 per kilowatt-hour
  • Power Rate I (more than 100 KWs) —$60.00 per month customer charge, $6.00 demand charge, plus $.0795 per kilowatt-hour
  • Power Rate II – (more than 500 KWs) —$125.00 per month customer charge, $6.00 demand charge, plus $.0711 per kilowatt-hour

Natural Gas

  • $11.50 per month, plus ccf cost, which is listed on the monthly utility bill
  • October 10, 2021 $1.18 per ccf
  • September 10, 2021 $1.14 per ccf
  • August 10, 2021 $1.10 per ccf
  • July 10, 2021 $1.05 per ccf

Water

Effective 08/10/2016

  • Minimum Charge — 2,000 gallons, $15.90
  • 2,100 to 3,000 gallons $23.70
  • 3,100 to 4,000 gallons $31.50
  • 4,100 to 5,000 gallons $39.30
  • 5,100 to 6,000 gallons $47.10
  • 6,100 to 7,000 gallons $54.90
  • 7,100 to 8,000 gallons $62.70
  • 8,100 to 9,000 gallons $70.50
  • 9,100 to 10,000 gallons $78.30
  • 10,100 to 11,000 gallons $86.10
  • 11,100 to 12,000 gallons $93.90
  • 12,100 to 13,000 gallons $101.70
  • 13,100 to 14,000 gallons $109.50
  • 14,100 to 15,000 gallons $117.30
  • 15,100 to 16,000 gallons $125.10
  • In excess of 16,000 gallons, $2.90 per 1,000 gallons or a fraction thereof

Sewer

Effective 07/10/2020

  • $25.25 service availability charge, plus $.0044 per gallon of water consumed.