Leander council approved an increase in the wholesale water rate for the city of Georgetown on Nov. 2.

The big picture

The new water rate is increasing from $2.99 per 1,000 gallons to $3.11—which is a more than 4% jump. A city representative said this increase will only apply to the city of Georgetown and will not impact paying water customers.

Back in 2020, the city of Leander entered a wholesale water agreement with Georgetown that requires rate adjustments, based on the consumer price index—which measures inflation.

The water agreement allows Georgetown to receive 3 million gallons of water per day. Leander is one of many sources from which Georgetown receives its water.

What’s next?

The newly approved rate increase will be reflected on Georgetown’s December water bill.