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Toys for Tots Drive begins this week!

Toys for Tots Drive begins this week!

The Toys for Tots program will run from Sunday, November 29, until Wednesday, December 16.

The police department has partnered with several local businesses in placing Toys for Tots Boxes in the lobbies of:

  • Savage Police Department, 6000 McColl Drive
  • Klein Bank, 14141 Glendale Rd.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, 5705 Loftus Lane
  • Sterling Bank, 14185 Hwy 13
  • Villas of Mary T (Office) 6941 W 140th Street

The culmination of the fun will be our Annual Santa Cop Night, where we open the police department garage to everyone who wish to make a toy donation to Santa and Police Chief Rodney Seurer.

On Wednesday, December 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., drive to the Savage Police Department and follow the signs to the north Police Garage entrance where you will be greeted by Santa's Elves.

Parents and their children can drop off their new, unwrapped Toys for Tots donations and get a picture with Santa. Bring your camera!

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Caauwe, Savage Police Crime Prevention Specialist at 952-882-2604 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Water & Sewer FAQ's

Faucet Deposits

Occasionally your water system may experience hard water or calcium deposits in your sink basins, shower tiles, or on the faucets. These mineral deposits, although harmless, will build up over time leaving a hard scale substance. These deposits can be cleaned off with a mild scouring pad & vinegar, Lime Away, Simple Green , CLR or other products sold at local retail stores. Follow label directions for best results.

How do I flush my plumbing?

The City of Savage recommends flushing out the home plumbing twice per year, or when water is discolored or carries an unpleasant odor. Please use the following steps:

  1. If the home has a water softener, bypass it temporarily.
  2. Open all cold-water faucets and let run, both inside and outside of the home.
  3. Fill the washing machine and flush all toilets.
  4. Let the water run until it clears, which should take about 5 to 15 minutes. The cost for this should be less than $1.
  5. Turn off all faucets, empty washing machine, and put the softener back in service.

Following the above steps will result in removal of loose sediment from your water system and ensures high quality, fresh water for your home or business.

What hardness is the City water?

Water from the Savage Water Treatment plant is on the average 19 grains hard. Another way to express this is 317 parts per million of total hardness measured as CaCo3. This is moderately hard water.

If your question is not answered here, please call our Public Works Department at 952-224-3440. If you are looking for information specific to utility billing, including automatic payment, please visit Utility Billing.

Water & Sewer Emergencies

The most common emergency situations involving City of Savage utilities include:

    • sewer backups
    • no water or very low water pressure
    • missing manhole covers in the street
    • broken fire hydrants
    • broken water lines within the home
    • water main breaks
    • vandalism


Please call the following numbers in case of a water or sewer emergency:

    • Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.952-224-3440
    • Evenings, Weekends & Holidays | 952-445-1411

 Requesting service after hours may result in the following charges:

    1. After-hours, Monday-Thursday: 2 hours at a $100 minimum; $50 each additional hour
    2. After-hours, Friday-Sunday & Holidays: 2 hours at a $200 minimum; $50 each additional hour

Rates and Fees

  $7.73 per month

Sewer:   $4.22 per month

Storm:   $6.42 per month for single-family homes
               $5.14 per month for townhomes

Streetlight:  $2.99

MDH:     $0.53

Consumption fees

Consumption fees are charged for every 1,000 gallons of water consumed. The fees increase depending on usage rates. The rate will apply to the entire amount of water usage if a tier is surpassed. Fees for residential and commercial properties are as follows:

Up to 11,999 Gallons 12,000 - 15,999 Gallons > 16,000 Gallons
Water (per 1,000 gallons)
$3.39 $3.74
Sewer $1.35 $1.35 $1.35
MCES $2.39 $2.39 $2.39

Billing Cycle

The billing cycle for water usage for residential, commercial, institutional and odd land are as follows:

  • January billing is for December water usage - Due February 20
  • February billing is for January water usage - Due March 20
  • March billing is for February water usage - Due April 20
  • April billing is for March water usage - Due May 20
  • May billing is for April water usage - Due June 20
  • June billing is for May water usage - Due July 20
  • July billing is for June water usage - Due August 20
  • August billing is for July water usage - Due September 20
  • September billing is for August water usage - Due October 20
  • October billing is for September water usage - Due November 20
  • November billing is for October water usage - Due December 20
  • December billing is for November water usage - Due January 20

For properties with only sewer and streetlight accounts, the billing cycle is as follows:

  • March billing is for January, February and March - Due April 20
  • June billing is for April, May and June - Due July 20
  • September billing is for July, August and September - Due October 20
  • December billing is for October, November and December - Due January 20

Calculating Usage

Why is my usage always an even number?
Usage is calculated in whole thousands. For example: If your meter reads 362,422, your meter reading on your bill would be 362,000 and the remaining 422 gallons would be reflected on the next bill. This way our system bills out in whole thousands.

My usage seems high this month, why?
Several things can increase your usage in a month. Here are some to keep in mind:

  1. Some water softeners use between 200 - 400 gallons each time they are set to regenerate. A water softener should regenerate approximately every other week for a family of four. Warmer weather means more showers, baths and outside water usage. Holidays - keep in mind extra guests means more water used!
  2. Possible leaks - toilet, sink or outside faucet.

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Payment Options

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Payment is automatically deducted each month from checking/savings account - There is no charge and you still receive a statement each month. Automatic Bill Payment Form

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Drop Boxes
Residents may drop off their payments with their statement stub at:

City of Savage
6000 McColl Drive
Savage, MN 55378

Public Works Building
13770 Dakota Ave.
Savage, MN 55378

Residents may mail a check with their statement stub by the 20th of the current month. Please send payments to: 

City of Savage
6000 McColl Drive
Savage, MN 55378

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Rec Corner

Rec Corner

Secret Holiday Shop | 9 to 11 a.m., December 12 at Harriet Bishop Elementary School. Children have an opportunity to shop for their friends and family without their parents seeing what they buy. Santa will be present for photos, which will be available for purchase. Learn more.

Let's Play Music Together (LPMT) | Research shows that all children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat and participate in making music with confidence. Let's Play Music Together includes 8 weekly, 45-minute sessions beginning January 20. Music Together classes create a playful atmosphere in which both children and adults can find the music maker in themselves. CDs, digital download, songbook and suggestions for musical activities at home also are included. Space is limited; register today.

Savage Sports Center | There are several new options for open play at the Savage Sports Center this season. Tot Time for ages 5 and under will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tots can play on an inflatable, throw balls, hit with bats, and more. (Tots must be accompanied by an adult.) Senior Open Play for ages 50 and older will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Play bocce ball, ladder golf, bean bag toss and other yard games in the climate-controlled Sports Center. Schedules are subject to change. View a full schedule.

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On-street, overnight parking is not allowed between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m., November through March. Temporary variances may be requested through the Savage Police Department, 952-882-2600.

Save yourself time and money by signing up for the City's automatic utility bill payment program. See the back of the utility bill included with this mailing for more information.

Recycle unwanted holiday lights in the foyer of Savage City Hall. Access is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Savage sweathsirts and t-shirts are available for purchase at Savage City Hall. Prices range from $10 to $35, with screen-printed and embroidered options. Learn more or call 952-882-2660 for additional information.

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