• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge


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To sign up for City Utilities, please call the City Finance Office 605-668-5241, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).  There is a $30.00 service charge due at the time of connection of service.  A form of identification, such as your driver's license, is required.  Please use our drop box near the west door of City Hall, 416 Walnut Street to submit ID copies and cash or check payments.  Credit card payments are accepted over the phone.

***The utility bill format has changed. To see a sample bill with explanations, click here

Water Rates

Water meters are read between the 3rd and 12th of each month. Water is billed monthly on the utility bill. The monthly surcharge for water is coded as “W Surchg” and monthly water usage charge is coded as “W Usage” on your utility bill.

  • Residential - $27.51 monthly surcharge plus $6.12 per thousand gallons of water used.
  • Commercial - Monthly surcharge depending on the meter size, plus $6.12 per thousand gallons of water used.

Meter Size Minimum
5/8 & 3/4" $27.51
1" $49.06
1 1/2"


2" $196.14
2 1/2" $348.37
3" $441.21
4" $780.76


8" $3,609.00
10" $6,231.53
12" $8,107.74


  • Rates for Customers outside City limits - All water sold by the City of Yankton for either residential or commercial use to any meter location outside the City limits of Yankton shall be at a rate twice that charged for City water users unless otherwise established by the City Commission. Permission to connect to City water must be obtained prior to connection. The City of Yankton meets and exceeds all lead and copper regulations.

Wastewater (Sewer) Rates

Wastewater is billed monthly on the utility bill with the code "Sewer".

  • Class I Residential - $10.69 monthly fixed charge plus $6.48 per thousand gallons based on a monthly average derived from water consumption during the winter period of December, January, and February (as billed in January, February, and March); or to a maximum of 5,000 gallons when there is no winter base period.  The residential wastewater charge is based on consumption during the winter months to assure lawn watering is not included.
  • Class II Commercial and Industrial - $10.69 monthly fixed charge plus $6.48 per thousand gallons as billed for water consumption.
  • Class III Industrial - $10.69 monthly fixed charge, plus $6.48 per thousand gallons as billed for water consumption, plus $0.97/lb. BOD5  surcharge (over 220 mg/1 strength) and $0.343/lb. TSS surcharge (over 250 mg/1 strength).  Said surcharge rates shall be determined based on test monitoring results for the month billed.

Commercial and Industrial customers may have sprinkler systems separately metered to avoid wastewater charges on that usage.

Solid Waste Rates

The Solid Waste monthly charge is listed on the utility bill with the code "S Waste".

  • Class I Residential - $22.92 per month plus tax.
  • Class II Commercial/Industrial - $22.92 per month per unit plus tax.

Garbage is picked up once a week based on the routes shown on the map.  (Click here for the map.)  If you are unsure of the scheduled garbage pickup day for your residence, contact (605) 668-5241 or (605) 668-5211.
Additional bags will be picked up if a green "Extra Household Garbage" tag is attached. These tags can be purchased for $1.50 plus tax at the Finance Department in City Hall or at City of Yankton Transfer Station.
Yard waste and other items not considered normal household waste can be brought to the Yankton Transfer Station, Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (excluding holidays).
  • Recycling - Recyclable materials are picked up every other week on the same day as your garbage as part of the residential garbage collection. There is no separate fee for recycling.  Refer to the River City Recycle sticker and calendar or call (605) 668-5241 or (605) 668-5211 for further details. (Click here to view the recycling calendar and additional information.)


Bills are mailed on the 19th of every month and are due on or before the 10th of the following month.  On the 11th, unpaid bills are assessed a late fee of $10.00 and notices are sent to the account holder. 

If the first notice is ignored, an additional $10.00 late fee is imposed three working days prior to the scheduled date of shutoff and a second delinquent notice is delivered.  Any account unpaid by the deadline is disconnected.  Payments should be mailed to:

City of Yankton
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176

Payments may also be brought to the Finance Department, 416 Walnut Street, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.  A drop box is available at the Walnut Street entrance to City Hall for after-hours payment.  For your convenience, automatic bank payment is also available.


  • Water disconnect/connect - (605) 668-5241
  • Water/Wastewater service - (605) 668-5273
  • Solid Waste (Garbage pickup) - (605) 668-5211
  • Recycling - (605) 668-5211
  • Utility Billing or Payment - (605) 668-5241
  • Landfill/Transfer Station - (605) 668-5212

The City of Yankton prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

City of Yankton is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  Complaints of discrimination, should be sent to City of Yankton, PO Box 176, Yankton, SD  57078 or call (605) 668-5222.


Al Viereck, Finance Officer 
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078-0176
(605) 668-5241
(605) 668-5265 FAX