Understanding My Water Bill

Inside City Water Rates

Rate for 0-2,000 gallons Meter size Base Rate
  3/4 inch $24.56
  1 inch $41.60
Volume Rate Rate
2,001-10,000 gallons used $5.37
10,001-20,000 gallons used $8.13
20,001-30,000 gallons used $9.57
30,000-above used $13.81

Outside City Water Rates

Rate for 0-2,000 gallons Meter size Base Rate
  3/4 inch $36.84
  1 inch $61.95
Volume Rate Rate
2,001-10,000 gallons used $8.06
10,001-20,000 gallons used $12.12
20,001-30,000 gallons used $14.36
30,001-above gallons used $20.72

Inside City Sewer Rates

Rate for 0-2,000 gallons Meter size     Base Rate
  3/4 inch $25.54
  1 inch $45.90

Outside City Sewer Rates

Rate for 0-2,000 gallons Meter size   Base Rate
  3/4 inch $38.31
  1 inch $68.85
Volume Rate  Rate  
2,001-5,000 gallons used $6.37
5,001-12,000 gallons used $7.88
Volume Rate Rate   
2,001-5,000 gallons used $9.56
5,001-12,000 gallons used $11.82

Stormwater Drainage Fees

Single Family Residential Rate/Month
Tier 1 $4.90
Tier 2 $7.90
Tier 3 $13.25

Why is a storm water utility needed? 

The City’s storm sewer system is a separate utility system necessary to safely and efficiently convey a property’s rainfall runoff into pipe systems, drainage channels, detention structures, streams and water bodies. This system requires diligent monitoring and maintenance to perform effectively, including activities such as:

 • Water quality protection: to protect creeks and streams from pollution

 • Preventative maintenance: debris removal, repair of storm sewer infrastructure, erosion protection, sedimentremoval 

• Flood protection

How would a storm water utility meet the City’s needs? 

Revenues from a storm water utility fee would provide the City with a stable funding source restricted by State law to storm sewer system maintenance and improvement activities. Ultimately, a storm water utility fee will help the City protect our community from flooding and protect riparian areas, our most treasured recreational resource.

How would the storm water utility be determined? 

Much like a sewer bill is based on the amount of sewage sent to the sewer collection system, a storm water utility fee would be based on the amount of storm water runoff generated by the impervious area of a property that flows to the storm system. Impervious area, such as parking lots, rooftops, and driveways keep rainfall from soaking into the ground and increase runoff to the Town’s storm sewer system.

Billing cycles run from the 18th to the 18th of each month. 

  • A bill is usually mailed out by the 24th of each month and received by the 1st of each month. If you have not received your bill by the 1st please contact the utility billing department 972-382-3345.
  • Bills are due by the 10th of each month.
  • Dates may be affected by holidays.
How to read your water bill