FBCMUD 23 Resident Update: Monthly Water Service Rate IncreaseOct 11, 2021
The Board of Directors for Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 23 (FBCMUD 23) want to update residents regarding the monthly water and wastewater rate increase that took effect October 5, 2021.
The monthly minimums for water and wastewater service are each being increased by $5.00; higher tiered rates will remain the same as before. This increase is outlined in the updated District Rate Order, and is summarized below:
|Water Usage||Monthly Rate (Previous)||Monthly Rate (Current)|
|First 5,000 gals.||$15.75 (minimum)||$20.75 (minimum)|
|5,001 to 10,000 gals.||$1.00 per 1,000 gals.||$1.00 per 1,000 gals.|
|10,001 to 15,000 gals.||$1.50 per 1,000 gals.||$1.50 per 1,000 gals.|
|15,001 gals. to 20,000 gals.||$2.00 per 1,000 gals.||$2.00 per 1,000 gals.|
|20,001 gals. to 25,000 gals.||$2.50 per 1,000 gals.||$2.50 per 1,000 gals.|
|25,001 gals. to 30,000 gals.||$3.00 per 1,000 gals.||$3.00 per 1,000 gals.|
|30,001 gals. to 50,000 gals.||$4.00 per 1,000 gals.||$4.00 per 1,000 gals.|
|More than 50,000 gals.||$4.50 per 1,000 gals.||$4.50 per 1,000 gals.|
Wastewater (Sewer) Service
|User||Monthly Rate (Previous)||Monthly Rate (Current)|
|Single Family Residential||$22.00 flat rate per month per connection||$27.00 flat rate per month per connection|
Why was this increase needed?
The District infrastructure has matured over time, and requires ongoing repair and maintenance. Additionally, rehabilitation and repair projects over the last few years caused the District to use operational reserves to fund and cover these costs. The District performed a rate study and a long-term financial projection analysis which led the Board to the decision to raise the water and sewer rates. It has been decades since a rate increase of this magnitude has been implemented in FBMUD 23. The revenues generated from this new rate structure will help fund both preventive maintenance and timely system repairs.
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Repair of collapsed manhole at Teal Bend and Teal Bend Place
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Ground Storage Tank Rehabilitation at Water Plant 1
Despite the increase, residents of FBCMUD 23 are still paying lower water rates than most of the neighboring Districts. As District residents themselves, it is the goal of the Board of Directors to keep water and tax rates manageable for everyone in the community, while maintaining the infrastructure and amenities that make FBCMUD 23 a desirable place to live.
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