News - Water & Wastewater Rates, effective January 1, 2015

On December 9, 2014, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 367 setting the 2015 Water and Wastewater Rates, effective January 1, 2015.  Click HERE for the ordinance. 


WHY THIS WAS NECESSARY: 

Prior to this action, the City had not issued a water rate increase in at least seven years while absorbing a 40% increase from Fort Worth.  The Water Fund operated at a loss in both the FY 13-14 and FY 14-15 budget years. While TRWD lifted water restrictins in May 2015, the City encourages all users to take conservationist actions to preserve available water for our future.  TRWD continues to monitor rainfall and reservoir levels and maintains authority to adopt restrictions in the future.  As such, Fort Worth and Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) anticipate regular (i.e. annual) increases in water rates in the future.  The City’ can no longer absorb increased costs.  It is anticipated that the City will incur a 5% annual increase until the City’s budget can recover past and current losses.  Even after the proposed increase, Westworth Village will maintain one of the lowest water rates in the surrounding area. 


RATE COMPARISON OF SURROUNDING CITIES (after increase) - Even after the proposed increase, Westworth Village will maintain one of the lowest water rates in the surrounding area. 

300 Cubic Feet Use

Westworth Village $28.04

Fort Worth  $29.53

Lake Worth  $32.12

Benbrook  $32.53

White Settlement $37.03

River Oaks  $46.75

Westover Hills  $48.22

500 Cubic Feet Use

Fort Worth  $36.80

Westworth Village $37.49

Benbrook  $38.25

Lake Worth  $39.23

White Settlement $46.43

River Oaks  $51.82

Westover Hills  $56.45

800 Cubic Feet Use

Fort Worth  $46.14

Lake Worth  $48.63

Westworth Village $49.72

Benbrook  $55.41

River Oaks  $64.03

White Settlement  $64.94

Westover Hills  $67.83 

1000 Cubic Feet Use

Fort Worth  $54.65

Lake Worth  $55.75

Westworth Village $59.17

Benbrook  $66.67

River Oaks  $72.67

Westover Hills  $76.08

White Settlement $95.28

2000 Cubic Feet Use

Lake Worth  $86.48

Fort Worth  $91.05

Westworth Village $94.75

Benbrook  $110.45

River Oaks  $111.37

Westover Hills  $111.61

White Settlement $135.25

4000 Cubic Feet Use

Lake Worth  $155.00

Westworth Village $169.47

Benbrook   $172.55   

Westover Hills   $179.86 

Fort Worth   $180.18 

River Oaks   $186.52   

White Settlement  $200.32


SUMMARY OF NEW RATES:

WATER

  1. Residential customers shall be charged for domestic water at the new rate of $5.00 per month, plus $2.78 for 100 cubic feet of water used up to 2000 cubic feet of water used, and $3.25 for each 100 cubic feet of water used in excess of 2000 cubic feet. 
  2. Commercial customers shall be charged for domestic water at the new rate of $10.50 per month plus $3.82 per 100 cubic feet of water used. 
  3. Irrigation water customers shall be charged at the new rate of $4.20 per month plus:
  1. $2.84 per 100 cubic feet for the first 2000 cubic feet of water used;
  2. $3.15 per 100 cubic feet for the next 3000 cubic feet of water used,
  3. $3.89 per 100 cubic feet for all water used in excess of the foregoing. 

SEWER (WASTEWATER)

  1. New sewer rates shall be charged $12.75 minimum per month up to and including
    200 cubic feet of water used, plus $3.89 for each additional 100 cubic feet based  
    on the amount calculated pursuant to Section 13.02.092 of City Code of Ordinances. 
  2. Sewer rates for all customers other than single family residential are $17.69 per
    month plus $5.51 per 100 cubic feet of water used.