Water Rates

New Water Rates in 2021

The City of Garden Ridge Water Company will be raising water rates in 2021. The City of Garden Ridge City Council voted on November 4, 2020 to approve a rate structure that would increase the base rate by $2.50 and increase the Tiers by 3% / 2% based upon a formula. 

Water Rate Proposal 

Information on Ordinance 54

Water Rates are a part of Ordinance 54, Section 27, which reads:

SECTION 27 – RATES AND FEES

27.01 -- APPLICATION OF RATES

All charges for water connections, meter installations, and miscellaneous items detailed in this Section shall be paid in advance of any service being rendered. There will be no exception to this requirement unless approved, in advance, by a majority vote of the City Water Council or unless otherwise authorized in a Section of this Ordinance. Rates outlined in this Section may be changed from time to time by an approved by a majority vote of the Garden Ridge City Council.

27.02 -- BASIC WATER RATES FOR SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES

Basic water rates applicable to single-family residential customers depend on whether the residence to receive service is physically located within the incorporated limits of the City of Garden Ridge, Texas. Single family residences physically located within the extra-territorial jurisdiction area of the City of Garden Ridge, Texas, are considered to be outside the city limits of Garden Ridge, Texas. The rates are as follows:

a)

Base Rates
(minimum monthly charge and includes 5,000 gallons)
Meter Size
Meters Inside City Limits
Meters Outside City Limits
3/4" Meter$27.50$43.75
1" Meter$30.25$46.50
1 1/2" Meter$48.13$64.38
2" Meter$55.00$71.25


Tier Rates
(charged per 1,000 gallons used within the applicable tier rate range)
Number of GallonsMeters Inside City Limits
Meters Outside City Limits
5,001 - 15,000$2.82$4.55
15,001 - 25,000$4.75$6.89
25,001 - 35,000$6.71$9.27
35,001 - 45,000$8.72$12.07
45,001 - 55,000$10.76$14.82
55,001 - 65,000$12.85$17.54
65,001 - 75,000$14.97$19.37
75,001 - 85,000$17.14$21.92
85,001 - 95,000$19.35$24.61
Over 95,000$21.61$27.34