Rates & Charges

 

Water Rates

Rates and charges for residents and customers located within Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 effective October 1, 2018. For more information please see Rate Order adopted on September 17, 2018 by the Board of Directors to be effective October 1, 2018.

For residential, commercial, & construction/temporary

Base Rate Volumetric Rate
Meter Size Monthly Base Rate Gallons Used Rate per 1000 Gallons
5/8″ & 3/4″ $17.15 0 to 6,000 $3.96
1″ $32.23 6,001 to 17,000 $4.61
1.5″ $56.94 17,001 to 25,000 $5.34
2″ $86.58 25,001 to 50,000 $6.20
3″ $155.76 50,001 plus $7.21
4″ $254.59
6″ $501.64

 

Sewer Rates

The Board evaluated data for sewer charges at its March 21, 2017 meeting and determined that winter averaging was in the best interest of its customers. Effective April 1, 2017, Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 the “District” began using winter averaging to calculate sewer charges on utility bills. Sewer charges are based on average water consumption for three months (December, January and February billing). The average consumption will be analyzed annually and new rates take effect the first of April each year.

New customers will be assigned a default value user charge that is equal to the average winter water use for all residential customers. The winter average used for new residential customer is 7,000 gallons.

Any resident filling a pool due to maintenance or construction during the averaging months may request that the water used be subtracted from the usage of the month the water was used. A resident with a houseline leak during the averaging months may request a reduction in the sewer usage calculation. Requests must be in writing to the General Manager and have documentation showing maintenance, construction or repairs as applicable to the issue. The General Manager or a duly authorized representative may adjust the metered water usage in determining the winter average.

Review the changes to the SEWER RATES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018 CLICK HERE

Sewer Service Rates – Effective October 1, 2018

 

Base Rate Volumetric Rate
Per 1,000 Gallons
Residential $20.60 0 to 4,000 $3.24
4,001 to 8,000 $4.60
8,001 to 12,000 $6.56
12,000 plus $9.32
Commercial $20.60 All $6.30

 

Miscellaneous Fees

From time to time we must bill fees for additional services.

  • Meter Data Logging – 1 at no cost per fiscal year then ($25.00 ea.)
  • Returned check fee ($25.00)
  • Meter re-read fee ($10.00, no charge if the initial read was incorrect)
  • Service fee for disconnect ($50.00); more than 2 disconnects in a one year period requires an additional ($150.00) deposit
  • After-hours service fee ($100.00)
  • Televised residential sanitary sewer line ($150.00)
  • See the Rate Order for a list of all fees.

 

Winter Averaging

About Winter Averaging

Winter averaging is calculated during the winter months when most residential water goes directly into the sanitary sewer system versus being used for outdoor watering. This measurement determines the cap on the volume of sewer you will be billed for each month for the next year. The months of December through February were chosen as the winter averaging months because those are the months our customers have the lowest usage. The water used during the averaging period will determine your monthly sewer charge from April 2019 through March 2020.  New Residents are assigned a default sewer average calculation of 7,000 gallons.

Please notify us in writing if you will be filling a pool or experience a major leak during the months of December, January and February.  Documentation of repairs to leaks is required.

Lower Your Sewer Costs

You can lower your sewer costs for the next year by conserving water during these billing periods. To help you conserve water in the winter months and lower your sewer average, follow these basic water-saving tips:
 

  • check your irrigation system for leaks and turn it off during the fall and winter months;
  • fix all leaky faucets and toilets;
  • run your dishwasher and washing machine only with a full load;
  • take shorter showers – place a timer in your bathroom;
  • when buying new water-using appliances look for the WaterSense® label;
  • visit WaterisAwesome.com for water conservation tips and sign up for a free irrigation system evaluation
  • If there is outside watering during the winter averaging period, that water volume will also be included in the winter average. Avoid this by making sure your irrigation systems are turned off.