Water Rates

City Water Rates


City water meters are used to accurately record each resident’s monthly water usage. Residents are billed in accordance to their usage.

There are two primary components to the water service charges:
  • Pass-Through Wholesale Charge - This represents a pass-through rate equivalent to the charges paid by the City to the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) for the purchase of water and treatment of wastewater.
  • City Charge - This rate is necessary to fund Highland Village’s Utility operation and costs, including maintenance of the system’s infrastructure.

Residential Water Rates

Wholesale Rates Rate
Base Charge $20.00
Per 1,000 gallons $1.00
City Rates Rate
Minimum (0 - 4,000) gallons $11.00
4,001 - 50,000 gallons Additional $3.00
for each 1,000 gallons
Over 50,000 gallons Additional $15.00
for each 1,000 gallons

Commercial Non-Irrigation Water Rates

Wholesale Rates Rate
Base Charge $20.00
Per 1,000 gallons $1.00
City Rates
Rate 
Minimum (0 - 4,000) gallons $33.00
Over 4,000 gallons Additional $3.00
for each 1,000 gallons

Commercial Irrigation Water Rates


Wholesale Rates Rate
Base Charge $20.00
Per 1,000 gallons $1.00
City Rates Rate
Minimum (0 - 4,000) gallons $33.00
4,001 - 50,000 gallons Additional $3.00
for each 1,000 gallons
Over 50,000 gallons Additional $8.00
for each 1,000 gallons

Sample Calculation


Residential Water Usage - 12,000 gallons

Wholesale Charges


Base Charge: $20.00
Usage: $12.00 (12,000 x 1.00)/1,000
Total Wholesale: $32.00

City Charges

Minimum Charge (up to 4,000 gallons): $11.00
Next 8,000 Gallons: $24.00 (12,000 - 4,000) x 3.00/1,000
Total City: $35.00 

Total Water Charges:

$67.00