WATER UTILITY SERVICES

Water & Sewer Rates

How Your Sewer Rates Are Calculated:

Residential:

Winter Averaging is used to determine your maximum sewer charge.

Non-Residential:

100% of metered water volumes, less 2,000 gallons times use rate.

About Winter Averages

Winter Quarter AverageYour water consumption BILLED during November, December, January and February determines your max sewer charge for the rest of the year.

 Instead of charging you a sewer rate for every gallon of water you use, the City of Waco uses what is known as Winter Averaging. This means that your sewer charges are capped by the average of your water consumption billed during those winter months.  For instance, if your winter average is 6,500 gallons, and in the following July you use 10,000 gallons of water, your sewer charges for July will be based on only 6,500 gallons.

Water & Wastewater Rates

All water rates are based on your meter size and usage tier

Residential (Inside City)

5/8 inch meter $17.23
1 inch meter $27.84
1.5 inch meter $40.09
2 inch meter $55.25
3 inch meter $87.23
0 - 15,000 Gallons $2.84 per 1,000
15,001 - 25,000 Gallons $3.33 per 1,000
Over 25,000 Gallons $4.27 per 1,000

Residential (Outside City)

5/8 inch meter $19.81
1 inch meter $32.02
1.5 inch meter $46.10
2 inch meter $63.54
3 inch meter $100.31
0 - 15,000 Gallons $3.27 per 1,000
15,001 - 25,000 Gallons $3.83 per 1,000
Over 25,000 Gallons $4.91 per 1,000

Non-Residential (Inside City)

5/8 inch meter $17.23
1 inch meter $47.76
1.5 inch meter $85.72
2 inch meter $131.23
3 inch meter $227.26
4 inch meter $332.15
6 inch meter $499.66
8 inch meter $705.21
10 inch meter $1,079.16
Volumetric Rate $3.00 per 1,000

Non-Residential (Outside City)

5/8 inch meter $19.81
1 inch meter $54.92
1.5 inch meter $98.58
2 inch meter $150.91
3 inch meter $261.35
4 inch meter $381.97
6 inch meter $574.61
8 inch meter $810.99
10 inch meter $1,241.03
Volumetric Rate $3.45 per 1,000

Irrigation Rates

Residential & Non-Residential (Inside City)

5/8 inch meter $17.23
1 inch meter $47.76
1.5 inch meter $85.72
2 inch meter $131.23
3 inch meter $227.26
4 inch meter $332.15
6 inch meter $499.66
8 inch meter $705.21
10 inch meter $1,079.16
0 - 25,000 gallons $3.33 per 1,000
Over 25,000 gallons $4.27 per 1,000

Irrigation Rates

Residential & Non-Residential (Outside City)

5/8 inch meter $19.81
1 inch meter $54.92
1.5 inch meter $98.58
2 inch meter $150.91
3 inch meter $261.35
4 inch meter $381.97
6 inch meter $574.61
8 inch meter $810.99
10 inch meter $1,241.03
0 - 25,000 gallons $3.83 per 1,000
Over 25,000 gallons $4.91 per 1,000

Pretreated Irrigation (Inside City)

Volumetric Rate $1.41 per 1,000

Pretreated Irrigation (Outside City)

Volumetric Rate $1.67 per 1,000

Raw Water Rates

Raw Water $125.00 per acre foot minimum, subject to contract revisions
Raw Water Administration Fee $25.00 per month

Water Tap Charges

All of the following will be quoted on a per cost basis:

1" taps on main sizes up to and including 8" (tap includes meter and meter box)
Each larger size main
2" taps on main sizes up to and including 8" (not including meter and meter box or vault)
Each larger size main
All meters above 1" - Meter, meter box or vault meeting City of Waco specs to be furnished by owner
4" main with 4" tap
6" main with 4" tap
6" main with 6" tap
8" main with 4" tap
8" main with 6" tap
8" main with 8" tap
10" main with 4" tap
10" main with 6" tap
10" main with 8" tap
10" main with 10" tap
12" main with 4" tap
12" main with 6" tap
12" main with 8" tap
12" main with 10" tap
12" main with 12" tap

The following tap charges are only approximates and the exact cost will have to be approved based on location of tap. No multiple connections will be made on a 3/4" service.

Existing 1" service tap (Bullhead) $425.00
City will furnish and install additional 5/8" or 3/4" meter setting.

Existing 1 1/2" service tap (Bullhead) $535.00
City will furnish and install additional meter setting up to 1"

Existing 2" service tap (Bullhead) $550.00
City will install additional 1 1/2" meter setting or furnish and install additional 1" meter setting. Service will not support more than one 1 1/2" meter and one 1" meter

On other combinations, price will be calculated on individual basis.

Retire Existing Water Tap (3/4" - 2") Quoted on a per cost basis

Wastewater Rates

Residential Wastewater Rates (Inside City)

Base $17.47
Volumetric Rate $3.88 per 1,000

Residential Wastewater Rates (Outside City)

Base $20.09
Volumetric Rate $5.28 per 1,000

Non-Residential Wastewater Rates (Inside City)

5/8 inch meter  $17.47
1 inch meter $25.33
1.5 inch meter $38.47
2 inch meter $54.23
3 inch meter  $75.24
4 inch meter $96.27
6 inch meter  $143.52
8 inch meter $222.33
10 inch meter $278.39
Volumetric Rate $3.88 per 1,000

Non-Residential Wastewater Rates (Outside City)

5/8 inch meter $20.09
1 inch meter $29.13
1.5 inch meter $44.24
2 inch meter $62.36
3 inch meter $86.53
4 inch meter $110.71
6 inch meter  $165.05
8 inch meter  $255.68
10 inch meter $320.15
Volumetric Rate $5.28 per 1,000

Miscellaneous Charges

Tagging $25.00
Fire Flows $60.00
Basic Service Call 8am to 12pm $60.00
Basic Service Call after 12pm $100.00
Customer Requested Meter Test (plus service call fee)
In Shop 1” meter or smaller $50.00
In Shop 1.5” and 2” $75.00
In Field Meters 2” or larger $150.00
Tampering/Damaged Meter, Pull Meter/Unauthorized Usage $150.00 minimum
Fire Hydrant Installation / Monthly Service Charge $100.00
Annual water tank inspection $30.00
Meter Charge $100 minimum
Backflow Prevention Violation Fee $250.00 minimum
Backflow Inspection/Test Fee $200.00
Unauthorized Tampering Fee $2,000.00 minimum