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
(per 1,000 gallons)
Amount
Base Change
$18.50
Per 1,000 gallons 0.90
City Rates Rate
(per 1,000 gallons)
Amount
Minimum (0 - 4,000) gallons
$9.55
4,001 - 10,000 gallons 0.85 $14.65
10,001 - 20,000 gallons 2.85 $43.15
20,001 - 30,000 gallons 4.00 $83.15
30,001 - 40,000 gallons 5.10 $134.15
Over 40,000 gallons 6.55

Commercial Non-Irrigation Water Rates
Wholesale
Rates
Rate
(per 1,000 gallons)
Amount
Base Change
$18.50
Per 1,000 gallons 0.90
City Rates
Rate 
(per 1,000 gallons)
Amount
Minimum (0 - 4,000) gallons
$11.85
Over 4,000 gallons 2.55

Commercial Irrigation Water Rates
Wholesale
Rates
Rate
(per 1,000 gallons)
Amount
Base Change
$18.50
Per 1,000 gallons 0.90
City Rates Rate
(per 1,000 gallons)
Amount
Minimum (0 - 4,000) gallons
$11.85
4,001 - 10,000 gallons 0.85 $16.95
10,001 - 20,000 gallons 2.85 $45.45
20,001 - 30,000 gallons 4.00 $83.45
30,001 - 40,000 gallons 5.10 $136.45
Over 40,000 gallons 6.55
Sample Calculation
Residential Water Usage - 12,000 gallons

Wholesale Charges
Base Charge: $18.50
Usage: $10.80 (12,000 x 0.90)/1,000
Total Wholesale: $29.30

City Charges
Base Charge: $9.55
First 10,000 Gallons: $5.10 (10,000 - 4,000) x 0.85/1,000
Next 2,000 Gallons: $5.70 (12,000 - 10,000) x 2.85/1,000
Total City: $20.35

Total Water Charges: $49.65