Information on Water & Sewer Rates - October 2021
In order to ensure that our utility rates will continue to support our operating costs and debt service obligations, the City hired a rate consultant to evaluate our utility system’s operating costs and debt payments and offered recommendations regarding rate adjustments that would be necessary to fully fund the cost of operating our system while maintaining adequate financial reserves. Based on the most recent rate study analysis, it is necessary to increase utility rates in the 2021-2022 budget. The rates will be adjusted effective on October 1, 2021. Customers will notice the increased rates in their November bills. The typical residential water customer uses 5,100 gallons of water in an average month. The proposed rate adjustment will increase the average monthly bill (combined for water and sewer) by $7.38.
The primary factors contributing to the rate adjustment include 1) increasing costs from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) for wastewater transport and treatment charges; 2) increasing wholesale costs to purchase treated surface water from NTMWD through a contract with the Greater Texoma Utility Authority (GTUA), and 3) capital investment requirements including infrastructure and equipment. It is important to note that there has not been any rate increase for the past five years. To see a comparison of last year's rates to the new rates please click on this link.
The following tables illustrate the new base and volumetric rates for water and wastewater charges that each residential customer pays for consumption starting October 1, 2021. Water customers outside the City limits are charged 1.25 times the water rates and 1.5 times the wastewater rates.
Water/Sewer Base Rates
The minimum base rates for 0-2,000 gallons of water and sewer are as follows (in the Anna City limits):
|Meter Size||Base Rate - Water||Base Rate - Residential Sewer||Base Rate - Commercial Sewer|
For water consumption, each customer inside the Anna City limits will pay the minimum charge for 0-2,000 gallons. Any consumption over 2,000 gallons is charged as follows:
|Consumption||Price per 1,000 gallons|
North Texas Groundwater Conservation District Water Production Fee
Starting January 2021, a $0.15 cent per 1,000-gallon water production fee will be charged to support the North Texas Groundwater Conservation District in addition to the rates outlined above.
For sewer consumption, each customer inside the city limits shall pay the minimum charge specified above for the first 2,000 gallons of water usage plus $5.86 for each additional 1,000 gallons of water used.
*For residential customers only, the maximum sewer charges are $99.95.
Outside City Limits
All customers outside the city limits will pay 1.25 times the rate charged to customers inside the city limits for water, and 1.5 times the in-city rate for wastewater.