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SERVICES

Water

The Lower Valley Water District (LVWD) has a successful program in the distribution and maintenance of a reliable supply of high-quality water. The water of the LVWD meets or exceeds all federal, state, and local standards and receives the highest possible "Superior" rating from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission :
RESIDENTIAL WATER RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008

Water usage for single, duplex or, triplex residences in excess of the volume allowance included in the minimum usage shall be billed at the following rates:


Rates :

Monthly minimum charges for water service based on the size of a 3/4" meter with a 4 CCF(400 cubic.feet) or (2,992 GALS) volume allowance: ¾” Meter Size - Minimum Monthly Charge: $8.00

WATER RATES FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL USERS
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008

The charge for the first 4 CCF's (400 cubic feet) of water is included in the minimum charge, which varies by meter size. Water usage in excess of the volume allowance included in the minimum usage shall be billed at the following rates:


WATER RATES FOR WATER HAULERS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008

The charge for the first 4 CCF's (400 cubic feet) of water is included in the minimum charge, which varies by meter size. Water usage in excess of the volume allowance included in the minimum usage shall be billed at the following rates:


Waste Water

Through the financial channels of grants and loans from various funding sources, the LVWD has been able to connect hundreds of customers to the wastewater system. With the completion of the EDAP Phase III project, approximately 19,700 residents have access to wastewater collection services.
*The commodity charge for residential shall be calculated based on 100% of AWC* in excess of the volume allowance included in the minimum charge. The minimum and commodity charge will be set through the following February billing cycle.
Average winter consumption is the 100% of the average amount of water used during the most recent November, January and February billing periods.


NON-RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL SEWER RATES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 200

*The commodity charge for non-residential/commercial will be calculated based on 100% of the monthly water volumetric usage.

Provisional Rate Explanation

* The Lower Valley Water District adopted the Provisional Rate effective October 1, 2018 at the August 23, 2018 Public Hearing.

* The Old Rates and the Provisional Rates breakdown is as follows with no increase in CCF usage:


A rate increase was approved by the Board of Directors in 2006 for 2014 / 2015 but was never implemented.
*The minimum water rate was to increase to $10 and an 11% increase per CCF. Sewer rates should have increased to $25.25 and 10% per CCF, plus $17.35 for Solid Waste, which would total $52.60 minimum in 2015.

The reason for the Provisional Rate was to balance the budget History of operating losses:
* Fiscal Year 2016 ($33,166)
* Fiscal Year 2017 ($1.9 million) - unaudited
* Fiscal Year 2018 ($1.2 million) - unaudited