M.U.D. is a publicly-owned natural gas and water utility. Three features distinguish publicly-owned utilities from investor-owned utilities:
Investor-owned utilities must divide their focus between stockholders and customers. Most of what is done by private utilities will be done to maximize shareholder returns.
Since our stockholders are our customers, our focus on "customers only" allows M.U.D. customer-owners to enjoy reliable, quality service at rates that are among the lowest in the United States.
What can you get for $1?
How about a 20-ounce bottle of water or 16-ounce bottle of soda? Or, 328 gallons of M.U.D. water from your tap?
Plus, tap water is "green." No plastic container to pollute the environment.
* Totals include service charge based on 5/8-inch residential meter. M.U.D.'s total also includes a $4 infrastructure replacement charge and the 2 percent in-lieu-of-tax payment to municipalities.
M.U.D. water meters measure use in ccfs and are shown as billing units on the statement. One ccf = 100 cubic feet of water or 748 gallons.
According to the Gas Facts, published by the American Gas Association, M.U.D.'s residential gas averaged 81 cents per therm in 2010. The national average was $1.08 per therm, 36 percent higher than the M.U.D. cost.
Rates include service charges.