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, 2014):
  • Commercial: $8.23
  • Industrial: $7.80
  • Residential: $10.18
Estimated average cost of natural gas nationally:
  • Commercial: $8.90
  • Industrial: $5.53
  • Residential: $10.97
Electricity Cost Comparison
Estimated average cost of electricity in Urbandale (Dollars/kWh as of December 31, 2014):
  • Commercial: $0.0788
  • Industrial: $0.0490
  • Residential: $0.0959
Estimated average cost of electricity nationally:
  • Commercial: $0.1075
  • Industrial: $0.0701
  • Residential: $0.1250
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/month + $4.47/1,000 gallons
Sewer
  • Max capacity: 200 mgd
  • Average flow rates: 50-134 mgd
  • Sewer rate: $2.90/month + $3.25/1,000 gallons (Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District)
  • Sewer rate: $2.90/month + $3.75/1,000 gallons (Urbandale/Windsor Heights Sanitary Sewer District)
Telecommunications
Several providers serve Urbandale and offer an array of advanced services to businesses: