Water & Sewer Rate Calculations Change
What Your Water & Sewer Rates Pay For
Water and sewer rates pay for the cost of operating the utilities, including personnel, maintenance, water resources, administration, debt service, and capital construction.
The Last Time Water & Sewer Rates Were Adjusted
Water and sewer rates for residential and non-residential customers were last adjusted in 2019. In 2021, a new rate structure was established and the new billing will begin October of 2022. Costs are adjusted to maintain the infrastructure for quality, reliability, and costs associated with access to safe drinking water.
Who Is Affected
All water and sewer customers of Haltom City.
To align with industry best standards for utility billing methods.
New rates go into effect on October 1, 2022.
How Rates Are Changing
The former billing rate method utilized 3 groups (A, B, C) defined by the number of units served at the location. Customers in each group were charged a base rate and consumption depending on the group they were in.
Note: The sampling of comparable cities done during the rate study found no other comparable cities with this system of billing.
The new billing method utilizes a tiered pricing structure. In this structure, users pay a base rate by meter size including the first 1,000 gallons of water. Additional charges are incurred based on the amount of water used if it exceeds 1,000 gallons.
In short, the more water you use, the more you pay.
Water conservation isn't just good for the environment - it can help you save money on your utilities! Follow these steps and tips:
- Check all connections, toilets, and faucets for leaks
- Take a shower instead of a bath
- Install low-flow shower heads
- Install low-volume flush toilets
- Turn off water when brushing teeth until it's time to rinse
- Install faucet aerators
- Water lawns in the early morning to avoid evaporation (and follow all current watering restrictions!)
- Only run full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine