Payment Options

You may pay your bill by:

Payment Drop Locations

A drive through night deposit box for making payments to OPU is located at the Business Office in the parking lot on the South side of the main building.

Other drop locations include:

  • HyVee Food Store Courtesy Counter
  • CashWise Foods Courtesy Counter
  • Lobby of Main Office (one upstairs by the fire extinguisher & one just inside the  front door)

Budget Billing Plan

Budget billing allows customers to pay the same amount each month even though the actual bill may vary.


  • Establishment of 12 months consumption history
  • Received no more than one termination notice during the prior 6 months.

On or Off Plan

ON – Call 507-451-2480

OFF – At any time a customer may request to be taken off the plan by notifying the Utilities.  When a customer comes off budget billing, the accounts receivable balance becomes due.  If the account shows a credit, it may be refunded to the customer at the customer’s request.

Payment Basics

The monthly amount is the average of the total prior 12 months billing.  The budget payment amount is adjusted for Utility rate changes when applicable.