New Water & Sewer Rates Effective July 1

Posted by Alora Wachholz on Jun 26, 2014
Tags: Community, Town News, Water, Government

Effective July 1, Trophy Club residents will notice a new water rate applied to their bill with changes to both the base rate and price per gallons used. The Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 (TC MUD) Board approved an amended rate order on May 20, 2014. Since the Town purchases water from TC MUD to service residents in the Public Improvement District (PID), the Town is obligated by local ordinance to abide by the rate increases as substantiated by TC MUD. On June 16, 2014 the Town passed an ordinance amending the Town’s Fee Schedule for PID residents, which provides for equal water and wastewater rates that are assessed to TC MUD customers.

The rate increase is based on a Water & Sewer Rate Study was conducted by J. Stowe and Co. and presented to the TC MUD Board of Directors on October 15, 2013.

Water Rates: Residential and Commercial

Base Rates

Meter Size Current Base Rates New Base Rates
5/8” 12.71 12.71
1” 12.71 16.71
1.5” 12.71 26.42
2” 12.71 38.06
3” 12.71 65.23
4” 12.71 104.04
6” 12.71 201.06

Volumetric Rates

Gallons Used Current Rates
(per 1000 gallons)
New Rates
(per 1000 gallons)
0 to 6,000 $2.50 $2.70
6,001 to 17,000 $3.05 $3.14
17,001 to 25,000 $3.30 $3.64
25,001 to 50,000 $3.40 $4.23
50.001 + $3.50 $4.91

Sewer Rates: Residential and Commercial

Base Rates

  Current Base Rate New Base Rate
Residential 12.71 14.58
Commercial 12.71 14.58

Volumetric Rates

 

Current Rates
(per 1000 gallons)

New Rates
(per 1000 gallons)

Charges Capped At:
Residential $2.50 $2.50 18,000 gallons
Commercial 0 to 6,000 gallons............. $2.50
7,000 to 17,000 gallons.... $3.05
18,000 to 25,000 gallons.. $3.30
26,000 to 50,000 gallons.. $3.40
51,000 + gallons............... $3.50
$2.50 No Cap

After years of drought throughout the State, exhausted private wells, and congested use of reservoir reserves, Trophy Club residents will see significant changes taking place when it comes to water usage. Earlier this year both the Town Council and TC MUD Board approved an updated Water Conservation Plan that includes year-round water restrictions. TC MUD implemented Stage 1 water restrictions on June 3, 2013 due to low water supply levels.

Stage 1 Water Restrictions

  • Twice per week watering via irrigation systems or sprinklers on the following schedule:
    • Residential addresses ending in even numbers (2, 4, 6, 8 or 0) may water on Wednesday and Saturday.
    • Those ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may water on Thursday and Sunday. 
    • All non-residential locations (commercial, apartments, parks, etc.) may water on Tuesday and Friday. 
    • No watering is permitted on Monday.
  • No watering between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

As always, watering in the morning is not only best for your lawn, but also prevents major evaporation and helps to conserve water. Residents are encouraged to turn off irrigation systems during wet, rainy days, either manually or by installing rain sensors. For more information on how to conserve water, please visit the Town Water Conservation & Restriction website or the TC MUD Water Conservation page.

The Town of Trophy Club takes its obligation to value and protect water in the State very seriously, as this vital resource is being threatened by drought and over consumption. Water conservation is at the forefront of planning future median landscaping in Trophy Club and there is a focused effort to move forward in an environmentally friendly, fiscally responsible manner. Median landscaping will combine plants that thrive within a low-water environment with hardscaping, such as large natural rocks and decomposed granite, in order to create medians that perform better in the dry Texas climate.

Resident participation is imperative to make an impact on the future of water in Texas. Please help conserve water for the next generation.