West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water System, Inc. has implemented an automatic meter reading system that uses satellite technology to send your water meter readings to the WR/LJ office in Murdo. You should receive your monthly statement in the mail by the 5th of each month and payment is due by the 15th. Please return the bottom portion of your billing statement with your payment to ensure proper credit. All payments received after 4:30 P.M. on the 15th will incur a late fee of $5.00 per account.


Type of Use Monthly Minimum Water Charge / 1,000 Gallons
Rural – Initial 40.00 2.50
Rural – Additional 20.00 2.50
Rural Large user
Initial and Additional
75.00 plus cost of upsizing line to meet their demand 2.50
City – Individual 20.00 2.50
Development & Trailer Court – Individual to be set by board to be set by board
Rural churches, cemeteries & community halls. 20.00 2.50
Special to be set by board to be set by board

Definition of Rural Large User

Rural Large Users are those users whose projected upsized service will exceed any amount of water usage over and above what a ¾” meter will produce.


Use Classifications Service Connection Fee Construction paid by
Individual Rural Users 500 Applicant
Developments & Trailer Parks 500 Applicant
City-Individual 500 Applicant
Churches, cemeteries, & community halls 200 Applicant
Special board determined board determined