Inver Grove Heights' water and sanitary sewer systems are classified as utility infrastructure. Utility infrastructure is the fundamental physical foundation of a city. It includes utility equipment such as the city's water treatment plant, water mains, pipes and towers, sanitary sewers and its lift stations.
Maintaining this infrastructure is an ongoing process. Old and worn equipment must be replaced to ensure a high level of utility service at the lowest possible cost. The cost of maintaining a city's utility infrastructure is covered by utility fees, not property taxes. Every time you pay your utility bill, part of that money is used for ongoing repairs and updates to the entire utility system.