WATER UTILITY SERVICES

About Water and Wastewater Rate Increases

Effective January 1, 2017, the City of Waco water and sewer rates will increase.  (See the complete list of new rates below.)

WHY ARE THE RATES INCREASING?

An in-depth cost of service study was completed and that study determined these rate increases are necessary to fund water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Each of these projects meets a critical need, making them essential to the city’s ability to continue providing high quality water and wastewater services to all customers.

Just a few of the infrastructure projects scheduled are:

  • Complete replacement of the, 100-year-old, Hillcrest Ground Storage and Pump Station
  • New water lines in the Chapel Rd. – Old Lorena Rd. – Spring Valley Rd. area
  • Rebuilding of Waco Metropolitan Area Regional Sewerage System (WMARSS) Transfer Lift Station and extension of force-main sewer line to WMARSS Central Treatment Plant

For more information about Waco's infrastructure projects, visit: www.BuildingWaco.com

Waco’s water and sewer rates were not increased in the five years prior to 2016. Waco’s rates remain significantly lower than many surrounding and comparatively sized cities.

Rates Effective January 1, 2017

RESIDENTIAL WATER RATES

2016

Effective 01/01/2017

2016

Effective 01/01/2017

 Inside the City

 Inside the City

 Outside the City

 Outside the City

Minimum Bill 5/8“ meter

$16.08

$17.23

$18.65

$19.81

Minimum Bill 1” meter

$25.98

$27.84

$30.04

$32.02

Minimum Bill 1.5” meter

$37.40

$40.09

$43.17

$46.10

Volumetric

per 1,000 gallons

per 1,000 gallons

0-15,000 gallons

$2.57

$2.84

$2.95

$3.27

15,001 - 25,000 gallons

$3.01

$3.33

$3.47

$3.83

over 25,000 gallons

$3.86

$4.27

$4.45

$4.91

NONRESIDENTIAL/

IRRIGATION RATES

2016

Effective 01/01/2017

2016

Effective 01/01/2017

Inside the City

Inside the City

Outside the City

Outside the City

Minimum Bill 5/8” meter

$16.08

$17.23

$18.65

$19.81

Minimum Bill 1” meter

$44.56

$47.76

$51.41

$54.92

Minimum Bill 1.5” meter

$79.98

$85.72

$92.13

$98.58

Minimum Bill 2” meter

$122.44

$131.23

$140.96

$150.91

Minimum Bill 3” meter

$212.04

$227.26

$244.01

$261.35

Minimum Bill 4” meter

$309.90

$332.15

$356.55

$381.97

Minimum Bill 6” meter

$466.20

$499.66

$536.28

$574.61

Minimum Bill 8”meter

$657.98

$705.21

$756.83

$810.99

Minimum Bill 10”meter

$1,006.89

$1,079.16

$1,158.08

$1,241.03

Volumetric

per 1,000 gallons

per 1,000 gallons

$2.71

$3.00

$3.11

$3.45

Irrigation Volumetric

per 1,000 gallons

per 1,000 gallons

0-25,000 gallons

$3.01

$3.33

$3.57

$3.83

over 25,000 gallons

$3.86

$4.27

$4.55

$4.91

SEWER RATES

2016

Effective 01/01/2017

2016

Effective 01/01/2017

Inside the City

Inside the City

Outside the City

Outside the City

Minimum Bill 5/8" meter

$14.59

$17.47

$18.85

$20.09

Minimum Bill 1" meter

$21.16

$25.33

$27.15

$29.13

Minimum Bill 1.5" meter

$32.14

$38.47

$40.99

$44.24

Minimum Bill 2" meter

$45.30

$54.23

$57.60

$62.36

Minimum Bill 3" meter

$62.85

$75.24

$83.11

$86.53

Minimum Bill 4" meter

$80.42

$96.27

$101.89

$110.71

Minimum Bill 6" meter

$119.89

$143.52

$151.73

$165.05

Minimum Bill 8" meter

$185.72

$222.33

$234.77

$255.68

Minimum Bill 10" meter

$232.55

$278.39

$267.71

$320.15

Volumetric

per thousand gallons

per thousand gallons

$3.24

$3.88

$5.28

$5.28