Utility Billing Department

216 West Sealy
Alvin, Texas 77511
281-388-4264

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday-7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Water/Wastewater Rates for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

The City of Alvin continues to make improvements identified in the Comprehensive Plan, Utility Master Plan, and the corresponding Capital Improvement Program. The Utility Master Plan identified approximately $92M in utility projects to be completed over the next 20 years.  These improvements are necessary to replace aging infrastructure, improve efficiency, provide for future growth, and keep the City in compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulations.  

 

In May 2016, the City engaged Freese & Nichols Inc. to perform a water & wastewater rate study to develop a multi-year plan of rate increases that would provide sufficient revenue to implement the first 5 years of capital improvements identified in the Utility Master Plan.  The total projected cost for the first five years of water & wastewater projects is approximately $42M, and include:
Construction of a 54” Eastside Interceptor from Bypass 35 to the WWTP.
Lift Station Expansions/Rehabilitations
Hwy 35 Bypass Gravity Main
Waterline Improvements, and
Ground Storage Tank Replacements

 

In February 2017, the City held a City Council workshop in which Freese and Nichols Inc. presented the results of a water and wastewater rate study.  The study identified the need to increase water & wastewater rates to implement the first five years of improvements identified in the Utility Master plan.  

 

On June 15, 2017, City Council approved Ordinance 17-J, adopting a 5-year schedule of water and wastewater rates, as recommended by Freese and Nichols Inc.   

 

October 1, 2019 (FY20) begins the 3rd of the 5-year water & wastewater rate schedule.  For FY20, a  residential customer using 5,000 gallons of water and wastewater in a month will see an approximate $12.40 increase in water and wastewater charges, taking the average monthly cost for the use of 5,000 gallons of water and wastewater from $61.86 to $74.27.

 

More information on the various improvements funded by water/wastewater revenue can be found in the 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Plan located here(9/18/19)

5-YEAR WATER AND WASTEWATER RATE SCHEDULE

WATER RATES

FY18

FY19

FY20

FY21

FY22

Base up to 2,000 gallons

   Residential

$12.95

$15.15

$18.18

$19.27

$20.43

   Commercial

$13.59

$15.90

$19.09

$20.23

$21.44

Per 1,000 (2,001–7,000)

$3.31

$3.87

$4.65

$4.93

$5.22

Per 1,000 (7,001–above)

$5.05

$5.91

$7.09

$7.52

$7.97

 

WASTEWATER RATES

FY18

FY19

FY20

FY21

FY22

Base up to 2,000 gallons

   Residential

$20.08

$23.49

$28.19

$29.88

$31.68

   Commercial

$20.66

$24.17

$29.00

$30.74

$32.59

Per 1,000 (2,001–above)

$3.31

$3.87

$4.65

$4.93

$5.22


BILLING RATES
Effective October 2018 Billing Cycles

Water

Groundwater District Fee

Texas Commission Environmental Quality

Base Rate 0 to 2,000 gallons

 

 

 

 

$15.15 residential
$15.90 commercial
$0.08 GWD Fee
$0.50 TCEQ Fee

 

Groundwater District Fee 2,001 to 7,000 gallons

2001 and over

7,001 and over

$3.87 per thousand

$0.04 per thousand GWD Fee

$5.91 per thousand

Sewer Base Rate 0 to 2,000 gallons $23.49 residential

$24.17 commercial

 

Based on Water Consumption Over 2,000 gallons $3.87 per thousand
Garbage Residential with Heavy Trash $12.50
For Commercial Dumpster Rate

 

Contact City of Alvin 281-388-4264

Brush, Limb, and Heavy Trash

Contact Waste Connections, Inc.  281-331-0810

$12.65 per cubic yard
Volunteer EMS Service

Base Rate - Resident

Base Rate-  Commercial

Base Rate- Multi Unit

$7.00 monthly w/ bill

$10.00 monthly w/bill

$5.00 monthly w/bill

Per unit charge for multiple units on single account.

 

Example: 2,000 gallon usage (residential)
Water/Sewer (no winter average data) Water/Sewer (2,000 gallon winter average)
Water $15.15 Water $15.15
Groundwater Conservation District Fee $ 0.08 Groundwater Conservation District Fee $ 0.08
TCEQ $ .50 TCEQ $ 0.50
Sewer  5,600 gallon use $37.42  Sewer $23.49 
Garbage $12.50 Garbage $12.50
Tax $ 1.03 Tax $ 1.03
EMS $ 7.00 EMS $ 7.00
Total $73.68 Total $59.75
Example: 8,000 gallon usage (residential)
Water/Sewer (no winter average data) Water/Sewer (8,000 gallon winter average)
Water $15.15+19.35+5.91= $40.41 Water $15.15+19.35+5.91= $40.41
Groundwater Conservation District Fee $ 0.32 Groundwater Conservation District Fee $ 0.32
TCEQ $ .50 TCEQ $ 0.50
Sewer 5,600 gallon use $37.42 Sewer $23.49+$23.22 = $46.71
Garbage $12.50 Garbage $12.50 
Tax $ 1.03 Tax $ 1.03
EMS $ 7.00 EMS $ 7.00
Total $99.18 Total $108.47
If you have a question concerning your bill, please call (281)388-4264 or email the Water Utility Billing and Collection Office .

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Alvin City Hall
216 West Sealy
Alvin, Texas 77511
281-388-4200


Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday - 7:00 AM to

6:00 PM
Closed: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday


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