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Water & Sewer Rates

On March 8, 2010, the City of Celina increased the rates for water and sewer service for the first time since 1998.  This rate increase is based upon the direct current fixed and operating costs of providing the services, and is fully explained in the Report on Water and Wastewater Rates, which we have made available.  While we recognize that the water and sewer rates for the City of Celina are relatively high compared to others in the immidiate vicinity, the cost to you, the customer, is necessary in order to operate, maintain, and continue to provide a quality level of service.
 
Interestingly, much of the cost of providing the service is based on costs that are fixed to the City of Celina.  For instance, we purchase much of our water from the Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD).  We partnered with UTRWD several years ago, and they are the only provider available to serve us with treated water.  While UTRWD is more expensive to purchase water from than the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) which serves Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Prosper and others in the area, NTMWD did not have, and currently does not have an ability to provide water to Celina.  We are continually seeking opportunities to obtain water from more than one source, but as of now, we are limited in our options.  One benefit of contracting for our water through UTRWD is that they have plenty of water available, and as such, we have not been faced with any water restrictions in the past years as have our neighbors to the south.
 
The other substantial fixed cost that we have is to pay for the infrastructure improvements that have been done in the past.  These improvements were necessary for our ability to continually serve the community with water and sewer service, and have been driven by the growth of the community and by the limited existing capacity in our lines and plants.
 
The average residential customer in Celina uses about 10,000 gallons per month.  So, for the average home using both water and sewer (no septic system) the bill will go from $88.35 per month to $120.24, or a 36% increase.  The bills are based upon consumption, so your bill will vary month to month.
 
Here is a comparison table showing the old and new water rates:
 
Water Rates
 Residential

2009 Rate

 New Rate

 0-2000 Gallons (Base Bill)   3/4 Inch meter

     $12.60

        $20.00

 1 Inch meter

 $12.60

 $35.00

 1 1/2 Inch meter

 $12.60

 $70.00

 2 Inch meter

 $12.60

 $112.00

Volume Rates (Per Thousand Gallons    
 2001-10,000 Gallons

 $4.75

 $4.46

 10,001-15,000 Gallons

 $4.75

 $6.69

 15,001-20,000 Gallons

 $6.75

 $6.69

 20,001-30,000 Gallons

 $6.75

 $7.81

 Above 30,000 Gallons

 $6.75

 $11.15

     
 Commercial

 2009 Rate

 New Rate

 0-2000 Gallons (Base Bill)3/4 Inch Meter

     $14.60

        $25.00

 1 Inch Meter

 $14.60

 $43.75

 1 1/2 Inch Meter

 $14.60

 $87.50

 2 Inch Meter

 $14.60

 $140.00

 3 Inch Meter

 $14.60

 $210.00

 4 Inch Meter

 $14.60

 $350.00

 Volume Rates (Per Thousand Gallons)    
 2001-10,000 Gallons

 $4.75

 $4.46

 10,001-20,000 Gallons

 $4.75

 $6.69

 20,001-30,000 Gallons

 $4.75

 $7.81

 Above 30,000 Gallons

 $4.75

 $11.15

 
Sewer (Wastewater) Rates 
 Residential

2009 Rate

 New Rate

 0-2000 Gallons (Base Bill)   3/4 Inch meter

      $13.75

        $20.00

 1 Inch meter base bill 

 $13.75

 $37.50

 1 1/2 Inch meter

 $13.75

 $70.00

 2 Inch meter base bill

 $13.75

 $120.00

Volume Rates (Per Thousand Gallons    
 2001-14,000 Gallons

 $3.00

 $5.57

 Sewer bill is capped at:

 $51.10

 $86.84

     
 Commercial

 2009 Rate

 New Rate

 0-2000 Gallons (Base Bill)   3/4 Inch Meter

     $13.75

        $25.00

 1 Inch Meter

 $13.75

 $46.88

 1 1/2 Inch Meter    

 $13.75

 $87.50

 2 Inch Meter

 $13.75

 $150.00

 4 Inch Meter

 $13.75

 $375.00

 Volume Rates (Per Thousand Gallons)    
 2001-and above (No cap)

 $3.30/$6.50

 $5.57

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