• Water

    Provider: City of Sturgis
    Source: Madison & Minnelusa aquifers
    % of Population Served: 100%
    Capacity: 35 mgd
    Peak Demand: 900,000 gal/day
    Chemical Breakdown: Chlorine & Fluoride
    Cost: $12.50
    Base Amount: $2.30
    Connection Fee: $100.00



    Provider: City of Sturgis
    Type of Service: Lagoons
    Capacity: 1.00 mgd
    Peak Demand: 0.70 mgd
    Cost: $ 24.00/month
    Connection Fee: $100.00


    Solid Waste

    All Providers: Transported to Belle Fourche, SD landfill
    Classification: Type 2B
    Life Expectancy: 25 years
    Future Plans: Expansion planned in 7 years



    Provider: Black Hills Power
    Serves: Sturgis, Piedmont, Black Hawk, Summerset, Tilford
    Deregulation: No

    Average Cost in cents per kWh

    Small Medium Large
    Industrial Low LoadFactor – 28% 12.76 12.29 12.06
    Industrial High LoadFactor – 92%   8.60   8.43   8.36
    Commercial Low LoadFactor – 41% 12.54 10.90 10.53
    Commercial High LoadFactor – 50% 11.78 10.16   9.85



    Provider: Butte Electric Cooperative
    Serves: Sturgis
    Small Commercial
    Service Charge: $35.00/month
    750 KWH: $0.1680 per KWH/mo.
    Excess KWH: $0.11 per KWH/mo.
    Metered Heat: $0.062 per KWH/mo.

    Large Commercial-3 phase

    Demand Charge: $13.00 per KW/mo
    KWH/100 per KW: $0.095 per KWH/mo.
    Excess KWH: $0.88 per KWH/mo.
    Metered Heat Credit: $0.020 per KWH/mo.
    Mo./Minimum: $2.40 per KVA Cap.


    Natural Gas

    Provider: Montana Dakota Utilities
    Average Industrial Cost*: $5.11/dk
    Interruptible Transportation Rates*: Large $ .198 dk
    Small $ .378/dk
    Interruptible Sales Rate*: Large $ 5.11/dk
    Small $ 4.95/dk

    Firm or non-interruptible service is available for loads of 2.5 mmbtu/hr or less.  More depending on natural gas load factor.

    *Average rate December 2013 – July 2014

    Definition: Large = More than 40,000 dk/yr
    Small = Less than 40,000 dk/yr

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    # Service Providers: 6
    Switch Technology: Digital
    Monitoring: Yes/Remote
    Fiber Service: Yes
    ISDN: Yes
    DSL: Yes
    ADSL: Yes
    Dual Feed: Yes
    Providers:  Vast Broadband
    Mid-Continent Communications
    Century Link 855-861-2800
    DSL.com   866-945-3694


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.