Due to the aging water and sewer infrastructure, it became necessary for the City Council to increase the water and sewer rates. The increase was necessary to cover rising operating, maintenance, costs for electricity, chemicals, materials and equipment. The rate increase will also cover the USDA construction costs associated with a 40-year low interest loan. The USDA construction projects will upgrade the aging utilities infrastructure, facilities and will comply with the TECQ, state and federal regulatory requirements.
As Mayor, I want to provide the information to you the customers. Following a rate study, it was determined that the water and sewer rates did not provide sufficient revenues needed to support operations, maintenance and improvements to the City utilities. Therefore, new rates were required to be implemented. The new rates are as follows:
Residential Water Inside City Limits
(Ordinance No. 2016-023)
First 3,000 gallons $24.90
3,001-12,000 gallons $3.40 per thousand
12,001 gallons $3.40 per thousand
Residential Water Outside City Limits
(Ord. No. 2016-023)
First 3,000 gallons $42.60
3,001-12,000 gallons $6.15 per thousand
12,001 gallons $6.15 per thousand
Residential Sewer Rates
(Ord. No. 2015-032)
In the spirit of better communication, the City of Floresville will be providing water bills with clear, easy-to-understand information to customers. Additionally, we will be revamping our communication to be polite, courteous, and respectful—all in an effort to provide better customer service. We want to make these efforts as a means to raise awareness, and educate customers on this important and critical information that effects your daily lives.