Water & Wastewater Survey

The results of the water and wastewater rate survey conducted by the Texas Municipal League are posted here. If you have difficulty accessing this information, please call Jacqueline Redin in the Texas Municipal League (TML) office at 512-231-7400.

Information is presented only for cities that provide water and wastewater services to their residents. Information for cities that provide water and wastewater services through municipal utility districts, inter-local agreements, and other private sources is not included in the survey. The information contained in the survey results was provided by the cities, and TML made no attempt to verify the accuracy of information reported. Where no response to a specific question was received, a zero is used to indicate no response; zeroes are not included in the computations of averages.

  1. 2022 Results
  2. 2021 Results
  3. 2020 Results
  4. 2019 Results
  5. 2018 Results
  6. 2017 Results
  7. 2016 Results

A total of 128 cities reported that they provide water service to their residents.  The average cost of water usage of 5,000 gallons in all cities is $39.83, a decrease of 3.40 percent over the 2021 average of $42.23.  The average monthly residential consumption in all cities is 5,481 gallons.

Wastewater service is provided in 125 of the cities responding to the survey.  The average cost of wastewater service for residential usage of 5,000 gallons is $33.46, an increase of 5.55 percent over last year's average of $31.70.