November, 2018 www.desototexas.gov
DeSoto City Lights
A Publication of the City of DeSoto Community Relations Department
New Water and Sewer Rates Take Effect October 1st
On September 18, 2018, the City Council approved a 5% increase in the water base and volume rates and a 5% increase in the sewer base and volume rates. The approved rates will allow the Department of Public UƟliƟes to cover increased operaƟonal costs, maintain current service levels for our water and wastewater customers and conƟnue infrastructure improvement acƟviƟes for the water and wastewater systems. Below are the approved water and sewer rates for Fiscal Year 2019:
FY2018 $ 8.93 $16.97
FY2019 $ 9.38 $17.82 $ 3.26 $10.47 $10.41
Water Base Rate ¾‐inch meter 1‐inch meter Water Volume Rate Sewer Base Rate Sewer Volume Rate
$ 3.10 $ 9.97 $ 9.91
5% 5% 5%
Customers will see the new water and sewer rates reflected in their December uƟlity bills. The water base rates listed above are for meter sizes typically associated with residenƟal water accounts. Commercial and industrial water accounts may have larger water meters. For a full lisƟng of meter sizes and corresponding base rates, please visit the Department of Public UƟliƟes’ webpage at hƩp://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/463/WaterSewer‐Rates.
How Do DeSoto’s Water and Sewer Rates Compare to Other Cities in the DFW Area? The average consumpƟon for City of DeSoto residenƟal uƟlity customers is 7,500 gallons of water and 5,000 gallons of sewer
(wastewater) per month. Therefore, based on the new rates, the average monthly charge for water and sewer will be $82.61, not including garbage, drainage or recycling costs. As you can see from the chart below, this is equal to or below most of our immediate neighboring ciƟes. While DeSoto’s average bill may be slightly higher than those of ciƟes like Irving, Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Grand Prairie and Fort Worth, it is important to understand that those ciƟes have much larger populaƟons and a greater distribuƟon of residenƟal, commercial and industrial customers, over which to spread the costs associated with providing water and sewer service.
If you have any quesƟons regarding your water or sewer service, please call 972.230.9627.
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