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Looking to pay your MPS bill? We have several options:

Reoccuring Payment


Payment (ACH) Free!!
Payment automatically withdrawn

on the bill due date from your

checking or savings account

at the MPS Office on Second Floor

(no additional fees)

Pay your Bill Online

On-line 24/7

Go to www.mympsbill.com and

Pay with a credit or debit card

(additional fees apply)


Pay in Person

In Person

Second Floor

Monday through Friday

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Pay-By-Phone 24/7

Have your customer-account

number and payment information ready.


218-477-8017 or

218.477.8000 option 2

(additional fees apply)




Mail your payment and bill stub to:

Moorhead Public Service

PO Box 779

Moorhead, MN 56561-0779


Drop Box

Near automatic doors on Mall floor

(silver box on brick wall)

***Available during Mall hours***



Drive Up Drop Box

Located in the Moorhead Mall

Northern side parking lot

(By Moorhead Drug and the

Northern entrance to the mall)

Available 24/7

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Proposed 2022 Budget and Rates

Proposed 2022 Budget and Rates

Moorhead Public Service (MPS) is locally governed by a five-member board of MPS customers known as the Moorhead Public Service Commission (Commission). Each fall, the Commission has the responsibility of establishing the utility’s rates and budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Preliminary estimates indicate that rate increases for MPS customers in 2022 may be between 0 and 3 percent for electric rates and between 2 and 5 percent for water rates.


The Moorhead Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing to consider changes in electric and water rates in Moorhead. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 5:30 PM, in the Auditorium at the Hjemkomst Center, 202 First Avenue North, Moorhead, Minnesota. If  restrictions for public meetings are in effect due to COVID-19, instructions on how to participate in the rate hearing will be provided at a later date.


For thirty (30) days subsequent to the closing of the rate hearing and prior to the adoption of a rate change, written testimony shall be received and considered by the Commission. To be considered by the Commission, written comments should be postmarked no later than Friday, November 19, 2021, and mailed to: Moorhead Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 779, Moorhead, MN 56561-0779.


A formal decision regarding MPS’ 2022 rates will be determined at the Commission’s meeting on or about December 21, 2021.


Click on the following for information regarding Moorhead Public Service’s (MPS’) proposed 2022 budget and rates:


Check back for updates to this information throughout the 2022 budget process.

Moorhead Public Service Implements Stage 2 Mandatory Watering Restrictions

For Immediate Release on Monday, August 23, 2021


Moorhead Public Service Implements Stage 2 Mandatory
Watering Restrictions

**CLARIFICATION Tuesday, August 24, 2021**

To clarify the timeframe for non-essential watering restrictions, Stage 2 watering restrictions limit all outdoor non-essential use to one (1) day per week. The day will be based upon your scheduled garbage collection day, and the timeframe for activities such as watering lawns on that day is between 12:00 AM to 8:00 AM, and 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. For example, your scheduled garbage day is on Tuesday; you can water your lawn in the morning between 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM, or in the evening between 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. We apologize for the confusion.





Effective immediately, Moorhead Public Service (MPS) is implementing Stage 2 mandatory water use restrictions for residents of both Moorhead and Dilworth. Due to Minnesota’s continued and widespread drought conditions, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has implemented the next provision in the Minnesota Statewide Drought Plan, indicating Minnesota is now in a Drought Restriction Phase.


A Drought Restriction Phase means each Minnesota public water supplier must implement further water use restrictions in accordance with their Water Supply Plan. MPS is implementing Stage 2 mandatory watering restrictions in compliance with this designation.


MPS is implementing watering restrictions that limit all outdoor non-essential use to one (1) day per week, and only between the hours of 8:00 pm to 8:00 am. This includes all areas within Moorhead and Dilworth. One (1) day per week restrictions are based upon garbage pickup schedules. All residents in Moorhead have garbage pickup scheduled on one day per week; outdoor water use is limited to that day only. All residents within the city of Dilworth have a Tuesday garbage pickup schedule; outdoor water use is limited to that day only.


Watering during daylight hours, especially during high temperatures, causes most of the water to evaporate. Significant water use reduction is achievable by restricting non-essential outdoor water use, especially lawn irrigation, power washing buildings, washing cars, and filling swimming pools.


This Stage 2 Mandatory Watering Restrictions does not curtail or reduce water needs for commercial or industrial use for business purposes. This Mandate is designated for non-essential outdoor use such as lawn irrigation.


The following uses are exempt from the watering restrictions:

  • Hand watering of gardens and flowers
  • Hand watering of newly-planted trees and shrubs
  • Watering existing newly-sodded or seeded lawns laid prior to this restriction. (Note: It is recommended that any new sod or seed installation be delayed until the fall, or when drought conditions subside.)

Any person found violating the watering restrictions may be subject to fines in accordance with the Watering Restriction enforcement schedule below:


Penalties for Verified non compliance of water reduction measures


At this time, Moorhead and Dilworth have a sufficient supply of water to meet current demands. MPS’ Water Division staff is implementing these restrictions to comply with Minnesota DNR mandates and to ensure efficient use of our water resources. MPS will continue to provide updated information as needed.


For more information on Minnesota’s drought conditions, please visit:



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Please contact the following individuals for more information regarding this press release:

Marc Pritchard, Water Plant Supervisor

Moorhead Public Service

Phone: 218.477.8072

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Travis Schmidt, General Manager

Moorhead Public Service

Phone: 218.477.8084

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MPS Donation Program

Moorhead Public Service (MPS) would like your feedback on a Donation Program for residents that live in Moorhead that may be struggling financially to pay their MPS/City of Moorhead utility bill. Please click on the link below by August 31 to complete a short survey that consists of 6 questions to help determine the feasibility of this program. Thank you in advance for your participation!





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