Friday, September 18, 2020

Southlake Water Utilities Announces Utility Rate Changes to Take Effect October 2020

Sewer, garbage and recycling rate changes will go into effect on October 1, 2020, for all Southlake Water Utilities customers. Residents will notice the increase on November billing statements.

Sewer Rate Change

This year, the Trinity River Authority (TRA) Board of Directors voted to approve rate increases for sewer treatment at both Denton Creek and Central Regional wastewater plants. As a result, Southlake Water Utilities will be passing the 2% increase on to Southlake customers. The Trinity River Authority supplies sewer treatment to 98% of Tarrant County, including, Southlake.

The maximum residential sewer charge Southlake customers will see is $74.78 per month. This will take effect on October 1, 2020, and the increase will be reflected on the November billing statements.

Refuse Rate Change

The new refuse rates—reflected on Southlake Water Utility bills for residential customers, will increase by 2.6%. This increase is lower than the annual increase Republic Services may request under the contract agreement the City has with Republic Services.

Residential collections will increase by $0.42 on October 1, 2020. Commercial collections and roll-off rates will increase by three percent on October 1 in accordance with the contract.

Reminder, the effective date of increase for Southlake customers will begin October 1, 2020. Customers will see the changes reflected on their November bill.