Water Rates

New Water Rates in January 2020

The City of Garden Ridge City Council voted unanimously on November 6, 2019 to approve the rate structure recommended by the Water Commission. The water rates will increase by 14 percent across all tiers. Click the link below for more information about the rate increase.

Water Rate Proposal 

Information on Ordinance 54

Water Rates are a part of Ordinance 54, Section 27, which reads:

SECTION 27 – RATES AND FEES

27.01 -- APPLICATION OF RATES

All charges for water connections, meter installations, and miscellaneous items detailed in this Section shall be paid in advance of any service being rendered. There will be no exception to this requirement unless approved, in advance, by a majority vote of the City Water Council or unless otherwise authorized in a Section of this Ordinance. Rates outlined in this Section may be changed from time to time by an approved by a majority vote of the Garden Ridge City Council.

27.02 -- BASIC WATER RATES FOR SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES

Basic water rates applicable to single-family residential customers depend on whether the residence to receive service is physically located within the incorporated limits of the City of Garden Ridge, Texas. Single family residences physically located within the extra-territorial jurisdiction area of the City of Garden Ridge, Texas, are considered to be outside the city limits of Garden Ridge, Texas. The rates are as follows:

a)


METERS INSIDE
CITY LIMITS
METERS OUTSIDE
CITY LIMITS

Minimum Monthly
Charge of $25.00
(5,000 gallons)
Minimum Monthly
Charge of $40.50
(5,000 gallons)
Each additional 1,000
gallons, up to 15,000

$2.40
$3.88
Each additional 1,000
gallons, up to 25,000

$3.97
$5.50
Each additional 1,000
gallons, up to 35,000

$5.69
$7.96
Each additional 1,000
gallons, up to 45,000

$7.57
$10.59
Each additional 1,000
gallons, up to 55,000

$9.17
$13.00
Each additional 1,000
gallons, up to 65,000

$10.77
$15.39
Each additional 1,000
gallons, up to 75,000

$12.37
$16.99
Each additional 1,000
gallons, up to 85,000
$13.97
$18.59

Each additional 1,000
gallons, up to 95,000
           
$15.57

$20.19




b) METERS INSIDE CITY LIMITS: Water rates for usage over 95,000 gallons shall be based upon 10,000 gallon block increments. For each 10,000 gallon block, beginning at 95,000 gallons, the applicable rate shall increase by $1.60.

c) METERS OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS: Water rates for usage over 95,000 gallons shall be based upon 10,000 gallon block increments. For each 10,000 gallon block, beginning at 95,000 gallons, the applicable rate shall increase by $1.60.