2016 Utility Rate Increase

Starting this month, water and sewer rates in Lago Vista will be increasing. (A complete list of rate increases is posted below.) As part of the Budget 2016-17 process, City Council examined all cost associated with the operation of the water/wastewater systems.  This is the second year the Council has gone through a review of the cost to provide water/wastewater services to the community. The review found the rate increases are needed to cover the costs of infrastructure projects such as the new water treatment plant #3, which is now online, significant rehabilitation to water treatment plant #1 and scheduled improvements to the wastewater treatment plant.  These projects are essential to providing Lago Vista with high quality water and waste water services. The new rates apply to water used in the month of October, billed out at the end of November, due December 15, 2016.

Beginning in 2016, the City moved from a flat rate sewer charge to a volumetric rate winter averaging charge, which is based on a three-month average consumption. Those three months included in the determination are November, January and February.  These months are deliberately chosen because they tend to have the lowest consumption for most customers. The end result is that those who are conservative in their usage will pay less for sewer services and those who use more water and place a greater burden on the treatment facilities will pay more.  New winter averaging rates will be calculated in April and will be due on utility bills beginning in May 2017.

Water Rates Residential 2015-2016 2016-2017
Base Base $32.68 Base $35.23
0 - 2,000 Included In Base Rate Included In Base Rate
2,001 - 5,000 $4.78 per 1,000 gallons $5.04 per 1,000 gallons
5,001 - 10,000 $6.03 per 1,000 gallons $6.29 per 1,000 gallons
10,001 - 15,000 $8.03 per 1,000 gallons $8.29 per 1,000 gallons
15,001 - 25,000 $10.53 per 1,000 gallons $10.79 per 1,000 gallons
25,001 - 50,000 $13.53 per 1,000 gallons $13.79 per 1,000 gallons
50,001 - and above $17.03 per 1,000 gallons $17.29 per 1,000 gallons

 

Water Rates Commercial 2015-2016 2016-2017
Base Base $32.68 Base $35.23
0  - 2,000 $3.95 per 1,000 gallons $3.95 per 1,000 gallons
2,001 - 5,000 $4.95 per 1,000 gallons $4.95 per 1,000 gallons
5,001 - 10,000 $6.20 per 1,000 gallons $6.20 per 1,000 gallons
10,001 - 15,000 $8.20 per 1,000 gallons $8.20 per 1,000 gallons
15,001 - 25,000 $10.70 per 1,000 gallons $10.70 per 1,000 gallons
25,001 - 50,000 $13.70 per 1,000 gallons $13.70 per 1,000 gallons
50,001 - and above $17.20 per 1,000 gallons $17.20 per 1,000 gallons

 

Water Rates Irrigation 2015-2016 2016-2017
Base Base $32.68 Base $35.23
0 - 2,000 $4.65 per 1,000 gallons $4.65 per 1,000 gallons
2,001 - 5,000 $5.65 per 1,000 gallons $5.65 per 1,000 gallons
5,001 - 10,000 $6.90 per 1,000 gallons $6.90 per 1,000 gallons
10,001 - 15,000 $8.90 per 1,000 gallons $8.90 per 1,000 gallons
15,001 - 25,000 $11.40 per 1,000 gallons $11.40 per 1,000 gallons
25,001 - 50,000 $14.40 per 1,000 gallons $14.40 per 1,000 gallons
50,001 - and above $17.90 per 1,000 gallons $17.90 per 1,000 gallons

 

Sewer Rates Residential 2015-2016 2016-2017
Base Base $12.33 Base $15.90
Volumetric $8.16 per 1,000 gallons $10.75 per 1,000 gallons

 

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