Utility Rates

Water, sewer, and sanitation operations in University Park are funded by user fees, which are included each month on a resident's utility bill. The fees are expressed as either a fixed rate per month, a fixed rate per unit of consumption, or a combination of each.

Water Rates

The minimum monthly rates for all metered water service is as follows:

Meter Size Rate/Month
5/8" or 3/4" $5.65
1" $11.00
1.5" $20.55
2" $31.70
3" $57.80
4" $95.10
6" $188.30
8" $300.10
10" $538.70

Consumption charge: The City charges $4.30 per 1,000 gallons consumed.

Conservation surcharge:  During the months of May through October, an additional $1.60/1,000 gallons is assessed for all consumption over 30,000 gallons/month.

Drought premium:  In the event that a Stage 3 declaration of the City's drought contingency plan is made, the City Council shall have the option of enacting a special drought premium rate for consumption exceeding 30,000 gallons per month.  The rate shall represent a 50% increase from the existing conservation surcharge rate. 

Sewer Rates

Minimum monthly rate: Each water customer is charged a flat monthly amount of $10.00.

Consumption charge: The second piece of a sewer bill is based upon a household's average water consumption during the winter months. This three-month average is multiplied times a rate of $4.15 per 1,000 gallons.

Sanitation Rates

For information on sanitation rates, click here