Sugar Land to see increased utility rates in 2022

The rate increase was approved at a September Sugar Land City Council meeting and is a part of the integrated water resource plan that was passed in 2019. (Courtesy Pexels)
The rate increase was approved at a September Sugar Land City Council meeting and is a part of the integrated water resource plan that was passed in 2019. (Courtesy Pexels)

The rate increase was approved at a September Sugar Land City Council meeting and is a part of the integrated water resource plan that was passed in 2019. (Courtesy Pexels)

Residential customers of Sugar Land can expect their utility rates to increase Jan. 1.

According to a Dec. 13 press release, residents with 10,000 gallons of water usage and a winter average of 6,000 gallons can expect their monthly bill to increase by about $10, while those with 5,000 gallons of water usage and a winter average of 3,000 gallons will see about a $7 increase per month.



The rate increase was approved at a September Sugar Land City Council meeting and is a part of the integrated water resource plan that was passed in 2019.

The plan identified a need for the rates due to regulatory requirements and to secure long-term water supplies,” said Doug Adolph, communications director for the city of Sugar Land, in a press release.

By Sierra Rozen

Metro Reporter, South Houston

Sierra joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in September of 2021 after graduating with a degree in communication and a minor in journalism from St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. Sierra covers all things in the South Houston area but in particular covers Friendswood ISD, Friendswood City Council and Harris County METRO. Prior to CI, Sierra served as the viewpoints and life and arts editor for Hilltop Views, as well as interning for Austin Woman Magazine.