Utilities

Urbandale has a competitive market for telecommunications as well as having electricity, gas, and water rates that significantly beat the national average. 

Electricity & Natural Gas


MidAmerican Energy: By providing their customers with reliable electric service, stable rates, updated infrastructure and award-winning energy-efficiency programs, MidAmerican creates an outstanding environment for business. 

Natural Gas Cost Comparison


Estimated average cost of natural gas in Urbandale (Dollars/Mcf as of December 31, 2016):
  • Commercial: $6.29
  • Industrial: $5.52
  • Residential: $8.73
Estimated average cost of natural gas nationally:
  • Commercial: $7.89
  • Industrial: $4.14
  • Residential: $10.98

Electricity Cost Comparison


Estimated average cost of electricity in Urbandale (Dollars/kWh as of December 31, 2017):
  • Commercial: $0.0849
  • Industrial: $0.0540
  • Residential: $0.1062
Estimated average cost of electricity nationally:
  • Commercial: $0.1068
  • Industrial: $0.0691
  • Residential: $0.1290

Water & Wastewater


Urbandale Water Utility: As a member of the regional water and wastewater system, Urbandale can ensure businesses an abundant water supply and ample wastewater treatment capacity.

Water


  • Connection fee: $1,551/acre
  • System capacity: 14,250 gallons per minute (gpm)
  • Water rate: $4.50 - $7.50 (based on meter size)

Sewer


  • Max capacity: 200 mgd
  • Average flow rates: 50-134 mgd
  • Sewer rate: $2.90/month + $4.00/1,000 gallons (Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District)
  • Sewer rate: $2.90/month + $4.00/1,000 gallons (Urbandale/Windsor Heights Sanitary Sewer District)

Telecommunications


Several providers serve Urbandale and offer an array of advanced services to businesses: