For new residents, please click on the link below to fill out the application.

Deposit:  $150.00, Connection fee:  $20.00

Utility Application

Bank Authorization Form

Howe Water Rates

ATTENTION: The water bill payment is due on the 10th of the month. If the 10th falls on the weekend, the payment is still due. Payments received in the night deposit box on the next business day AFTER the 10th, by 8:00 a.m. are considered on time. Also, credit or debit phone payments made BEFORE 8:00 a.m. on the next business day after the 10th, is also considered on time. If a payment is mailed, and received after the 10th, and postmarked by the 10th, the customer receives credit for late charges.

Payment Information


Acceptable methods of payment are:

  • Checks
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Check (Return check fee: $25.00)
  • Credit Cards – information pending 

Online through Utility Billing Company (read NOTICE below)
(customer must be set up through our website http://www.cityofhowe.org with information from their water bill.

NOTICE to eBill / ePay Users
eBills are the paperless way to receive and pay your utility bills online and thus eliminate costly paper bills sent through the U.S. mail. You have the option sign up or not. Once signed up for eBills (paperless billing) you will no longer receive paper bills sent via regular mail.

If you wish to pay online, you are required to sign up for eBills (or ePay). Your regular paper bills will then no longer be sent in the U.S. mail. You have the option of viewing and/or paying your bill online. You do NOT have to pay it online. If you wish to receive paper bills via the US Mail AND sign-up for eBills/ePay, you must call the City Hall and request continuation of paper bills via the US Mail.

Weekly Refuse 

The trash container should be placed on the edge of your driveway, road, or curb by 7:00 am each Tuesday.  For more information, please see the link below.

Trash Cart Information

Bulk Trash Pickup

First Saturday of every month

(Trash pickup day has been moved from time to time in the past for various reasons – for now, it is fixed on the first Saturday of every month.)
The City offers both curbside and has a large dumpster located at the City Barn from 8:00 AM until loaded.

Utility Clerk

Beccy Roberts, Utility Clerk – broberts@CityOfHowe.org

The Utility Clerk is responsible for all Utility billing and receivables, building permits, and is a liaison between the Citizens and Utility Crew.