The Norwood Young America Public Utilities Department is mainly responsible for Water System Maintenance and the efficient operation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant. The department also maintains sewer and water mains. The Public Utilities Department is located at 510 Elm Street East; their hours of operation are from 6:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Phone: (952) 467-1861
Fax: (952) 467-1818
Questions About your Waterbill?
The City of Norwood Young America bills for water and sewer on a monthly basis. If you have any questions about your water bill, please contact the Utility Billing Clerk at (952) 467-1800.
How can I save money on my water bill?
The City of Norwood Young America is also your water utility company. We provide low cost access to the municipal water supply. Your bill is based on your use. That means if you use more then you will pay more. In order to save money, you should conserve water.
There are several things you could easily do to conserve water in your bathroom. If you take shorter showers, you can save up to seven gallons of water a minute. When you take a bath, try to use less water in the tub. Installing special toilets, showerheads and faucet aerators can save large amounts of water over time. If a new special toilet seems a little far-fetched for you right now, you can modernize your existing tank by putting a brick or a full plastic bottle inside. Cutting down on the number of flushes can also save large amounts of water. Make sure that when you are shaving or brushing your teeth that you do not leave the water running. Most faucets can use two or three gallons a minute.
The kitchen and the laundry room are other places in the house that can use a lot of water. To reduce your use, the most effective technique is to only run the dishwasher and washing machine when full. As always, cutting down on the amount of time that water is running is also important. Faucet aerators also work well in the kitchen.
There are other ways you can save water, too. Sweeping your driveway instead of hosing it off and watering your lawn less are often recommended. The type of hose nozzle that you use can also create savings. However, probably the most important thing to do is to stop drips and leaks. A slow drip wastes almost twenty gallons of water a day and that adds up on your water bill.