Frisco raises water, sewer, solid waste rates

A 3% increase to water and sanitary sewer rates was approved by Frisco City Council on Sept. 21. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
A 3% increase to water and sanitary sewer rates was approved by Frisco City Council on Sept. 21. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

A 3% increase to water and sanitary sewer rates was approved by Frisco City Council on Sept. 21. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

Frisco residents will see higher utility bills at the beginning of next year.

Frisco City Council on Sept. 21 approved a 3% increase to water and sanitary sewer rates.

The rate increases are necessary to meet debt service payments related to the Panther Creek and Stewart Creek wastewater treatment plants, according to Treasury Manager Brett Peterson.

Frisco has also increased public utility staffing and spending, according to the FY 2021-22 budget.

The city draws water from the North Texas Municipal Water District.


The district isn’t raising wholesale costs on water this year, according to the city, but NTMW figures project Frisco will use over 12.9 billion gallons of water in 2022.

Solid waste fees will also see an increase of $1 per residential cart per month.

In addition, the city will dedicate 2% of revenue from solid waste fees to cover costs related to cleanup of the former Exide Technologies battery recycling plant.

The new fees will not be effective until the January 2022 billing cycle, reflecting December consumption. A comprehensive look at the new rates can be viewed here.
By Matt Payne
Matt Payne reports on Frisco City Hall and its committees, Collin County Commissioners and McKinney business. His experience includes serving as online content editor at Fort Worth Magazine and city editor at the Killeen Daily Herald. He is a 2017 graduate of the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas in Denton.


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