There is no state "sales" tax on your bill. The 0.5% regulatory assessment is a fee collected from retail customers by water and wastewater utilities regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). It was first authorized in 1993 in response to a State Comptroller's report recommending a higher level of user charges be used to finance state programs.
Investor-owned utilities, water districts, water supply corporations, and certain counties are REQUIRED to collect the assessment from retail customers and send the amount to the TCEQ.
The regulatory assessment is not to be collected from state agencies, wholesale customers, or buyers of nonpotable (not drinkable) water.
The OLD rates below were in effect from October 1, 2020 until May 31, 2022:
The monthly minimum (or base) rate WAS $25 and included ZERO gallons used.
|WATER RATE TIERS||RATE PER EVERY 1,000 GALLONS|
|0 to 2,000 gallons used||$2.50|
|2,001 to 6,000 gallons used||$3.00|
|6,001 to 10,000 gallons used||$4.00|
|10,001 to 20,000 gallons used||$4.75|
|20,001 30,000 gallons used||$5.25|
|30,001 to 40,000 gallons used||$5.75|
|40,001+ gallons used||$6.25|
The CURRENT rates went into effect on June 1, 2022. These rates were first applied to the July 1, 2022 bill.
Standard Residential Service Rates--Effective 6/1/2022
Water Included w/ Minimum Bill:
|Tier ( # of gal.):||Rate /1,000 gal.:|
Our community's water meters are read on the last day of the month unless that day is on the weekend. Please contact our office for any additional information.