Stage 2 Monthly Rates and Charges for Water Sales & Services:
(Effective December 1, 2015)
The current Stage 2 monthly rates and charges for water sales and services rendered by the city to customers either outside or within the corporate limits of the city (excluding wholesale customers) are established, fixed and prescribed as follows:

(1) Residential Utility Billing Rates
(for the standard invoice including water, wastewater and garbage collection services)
Please note that some areas are billed for other fees such as Utility Debt Service and Fire Protection fees.

Tiered Water Rate Structure
Base Rate $17.77 includes the first 2,000 gallons of usage
Tier 1 $3.63 per 1,000 gallons of usage from 2,001 – 10,000 gallons
Tier 2 $4.36 per 1,000 gallons of usage from 10,001 – 15,000 gallons
Tier 3 $5.23 per 1,000 gallons of usage over 15,000 gallons

Wastewater Rate Structure
Base Rate $21.70 includes the first 2,000 gallons of usage
Tier 1 $3.99 per 1,000 gallons of usage over 2,000 gallons

Garbage Collection Service
Base Rate $18.68
Sales Tax $1.54

Example of Standard Residential Calculation
The following example is based on a monthly water usage of 23,000 gallons and a wastewater winter average of 10,000 gallons.

Water Charge example
Base Rate $17.77 includes the first 2,000 gallons of usage
Tier 1 $29.04 for usage from 2,001 – 10,000 gallons (8,000 gallons at $3.63 per 1,000 gallons)
Tier 2 $21.80 for usage from 10,001 – 15,000 gallons (5,000 gallons at $4.36 per 1,000 gallons)
Tier 3 $41.84 for usage over 15,000 gallons (8,000 gallons at $5.23 per 1,000 gallons)
Total Water $110.45

Wastewater Charge example
Base Rate $21.70 includes the first 2,000 gallons of usage
Tier 1 $31.92 for usage over 2,000 gallons (8,000 gallons at $3.99 per 1,000 gallons)
Total WW $53.62

Garbage Collection Service example
Base Rate $18.68
Sales Tax $1.54

Total Billing Summary example
Water example: $110.45
Wastewater example: $53.62
Solid Waste example: $18.68
Sales Tax example: $1.54
Total Invoice example: $184.29


(2) Non-Residential rates

(A) Minimum Charges Per Meter Size for First 2,000 Gallons

3/4" meter $20.73
1" meter $33.79
1 1/2" meter $76.68
2" meter $132.63
3" meter $300.47
4" meter $524.25
6" meter $1,195.58
8" meter $2,128.02

10" meter $3,321.52

Stage 3 Monthly Rates and Charges for Water Sales & Services
(Effective August 1, 2013-November 30, 2015)
The current Stage 3* monthly rates and charges for water sales and services rendered by the city to customers either outside or within the corporate limits of the city (excluding wholesale customers) are established, fixed and prescribed as follows:

(1) Residential Utility Billing Rates
(for the standard invoice including water, wastewater and garbage collection services)

Please note that some areas are billed for other fees such as Utility Debt Service and Fire Protection fees.

Tiered Water Rate Structure
Base Rate $19.37 includes the first 2,000 gallons of usage
Tier 1 $3.96 per 1,000 gallons of usage from 2,001 – 10,000 gallons
Tier 2 $4.75 per 1,000 gallons of usage from 10,001 – 15,000 gallons
Tier 3 $5.70 per 1,000 gallons of usage over 15,000 gallons

Wastewater Rate Structure
Base Rate $21.70 includes the first 2,000 gallons of usage
Tier 1 $3.99 per 1,000 gallons of usage over 2,000 gallons

Garbage Collection Service
Base Rate $18.68
Sales Tax $1.54

Example of Standard Residential Calculation
The following example is based on a monthly water usage of 23,000 gallons and a wastewater winter average of 10,000 gallons.

Water Charge example
Base Rate $19.37 includes the first 2,000 gallons of usage
Tier 1 $31.68 for usage from 2,001 – 10,000 gallons (8,000 gallons at $3.96 per 1,000 gallons)
Tier 2 $23.75 for usage from 10,001 – 15,000 gallons (5,000 gallons at $4.75 per 1,000 gallons)
Tier 3 $45.60 for usage over 15,000 gallons (8,000 gallons at $5.70 per 1,000 gallons)
Total Water $120.40

Wastewater Charge example
Base Rate $21.70 includes the first 2,000 gallons of usage
Tier 1 $31.92 for usage over 2,000 gallons (8,000 gallons at $3.99 per 1,000 gallons)
Total WW $53.62

Garbage Collection Service example
Base Rate $18.68
Sales Tax $1.54

Total Billing Summary example:
Water example: $120.40
Wastewater example: $53.62
Solid Waste example: $18.68
Sales Tax example: $1.54
Total Invoice example: $194.24

(2) Non-Residential rates

(A) Minimum Charges Per Meter Size for First 2,000 Gallons
3/4" meter $22.60
1" meter $36.83
1 1/2" meter $83.58
2" meter $144.57
3" meter $327.51
4" meter $571.43
6" meter $1,303.18
8" meter $2,319.54
10" meter $3,620.46

Winter wastewater averaging
Sewer rates are re-calculated each March and are based on the average water readings in December, January and February at each meter location. These months are used for calculation because there is less outdoor water usage during this time of year. The Utility Department can obtain an accurate water use at this time and can therefore determine a correct average for sewer usage. New residents that do not have a complete usage history for the months of December, January and February will have their wastewater based on the current citywide winter average or actual water usage, whichever is less, until a winter average for their address has been calculated.

*Information about Stage 3 Temporary Water Rate Adjustment:
Once Lake Travis’ water levels decline to 618 feet, the LCRA will require the City to reduce its water consumption by 20%, which will impact the City’s Utility Fund. Many of the infrastructure costs in the Utility Fund, for example, costs associated with operating the City’s operating the water intake plant, are fixed and not elastic to reduced consumption. Because of this, the City is preparing for a $2 million revenue impact to the Utility Fund. To help offset this impact, residential and commercial water customers will see a temporary water rate adjustment of 9% on their billing statements, beginning September 2013. For the average homeowner, this will mean an adjustment of about $3.81 per month. Once the City leaves Stage 3, the temporary water rate adjustment will be discontinued.
Please note that the City left Stage 3 and entered Stage 2 on December 1, 2015. 

Last updated: 12/14/2015 10:10:06 AM