Pflugerville to increase wastewater rates for customers living in three districts

CIty Council approved a wastewater rate increase at a Sept. 28 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
CIty Council approved a wastewater rate increase at a Sept. 28 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

CIty Council approved a wastewater rate increase at a Sept. 28 meeting. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to state the new rate for the three districts is $56, not $58.

Officials in Pflugerville have moved forward on rate increases for certain wastewater customers in the city.

City Council approved the increase on a first reading at a Sept. 28 meeting and cited a study called the 2021 Water and Wastewater Cost of Service Rate Design Study.

Council will likely formally approve the rate increase during a second reading set for Oct. 12.

Specifically, a flat rate of $40 per month per living unit that has been in effect for several years will increase based on meter size—customers with a 5/8-inch meter will pay $56, and rates will increase from there. City information states the three districts' rates have not been increased since the inception of their wastewater agreements.


The increase applies to residents living within three special districts in the city—Kelly Lane Water Control and Improvement District, Lakeside Water Control and Improvement District, and Lakeside Municipal Utility District—but city staff said there is no specific information yet on when the new rates will go into effect.

City information states residents in those districts comprise 28.2% of Pflugerville's total wastewater customers.

Another wastewater increase goes into effect Oct. 1 for all other Pflugerville wastewater customers and averages out to an extra $0.50 per month for service.

When tacked on to an increase City Council approved earlier as part of the fiscal year 2021-22 budget, the average water customer in Pflugerville will see a monthly bill hike of about $6.20 per month.

For more information on the rate increases, click here.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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