Residential & Commercial Water/Sewer Rates
Sewer rates are $10.60/month for administrative utility services (base rate) including the first 1,000 gallons of consumption, plus $8.75 (consumption rate) for each 1,000 gallons consumed above the first thousand. Both sewer base and sewer usage are applied to all residential utility accounts except addresses that are connected to aerobic septic systems. Commercial establishments are billed monthly and charges are for the consumption over the past 30 days.
Senior citizens may be eligible for a senior discount to water and sewer base rates only. To qualify seniors must be at least 65 years old and average 5,000 gallons or less per month over a 12-month period. If identified, the senior discounted water base rate is $11.80/month and senior discounted sewer base rate is $8.60/month. Consumption rates for water and sewer remain the same as stated above.
Sewer Charge Calculations: Residential Utility Accounts
For new residential accounts, the initial monthly sewer charge is set at $63.10/month which is the total cost for a sewer average of 7,000 gallons per month (Usage Fee $52.50 + Base Rate $10.60), however after four months of continuous account history, and if the account is in good standing, a customer may request a consumption analysis based on their actual usage to determine if the monthly sewer charges may be reduced (New Residential Sewer Fee Adjustment.) If you have a new residential account and believe you qualify for this analysis, please call 469-272-2931 or email Customer Service to submit a request.
For established accounts, monthly residential sewer charges are recalculated annually in March based on winter month consumption using a model called Winter Sewer Averaging per City Ordinance. The recalculated monthly fee is applied to each account each April and is effective for one year until the following March when it is again recalculated.
For more information on Residential Sewer Rate Calculations, please click here to see an example and Sewer Usage Fee Table.
Commercial water base water rates are as follows and include the first 1,000 gallons used. Any usage beyond 1,000 gallons has a rate charge of $6.41 for each additional 1,000 gallons. Sewer charges are not capped and based on monthly water consumption.