Water Rates

Concerned about your water bill? Want to learn more about your water rates?

Town staff wants residents to be aware of how they are being charged for sewer and water services and how they can be proactive to conserve this precious resource. 

Here is the current rate schedule, approved by Town Council & effective as of February 1, 2017.

UPDATE: On Monday, December 16, 2019, Town Council approved a new rate schedule that will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Water rates will remain the same, but Sewer rates will increase by 10% for base service charges & $0.50/1000 gallons for volume charges. More details coming soon.

2017 & 2018 Water Rate Study

Updated May 7, 2019

Here you will find helpful PowerPoint presentations from the presentations shown to Council at their January 23, 2017 workshop/meeting and the February 26, 2018 workshop/meeting regarding the respective 2017 and 2018 completed rate studies.

The January 2017 adopted rates went into effect February 1, 2017, and remain in effect today. Information was also mailed and emailed to residents & stakeholders regarding this January 2017 rate adjustment after its adoption.

A new rate study for 2019 is currently underway. We will consider our current usage, projected growth, and surrounding communities’ rates. 

A Westlake Water Rate Position Paper (from 2013) 

Updated May 7, 2019

Current Assistant Town Manager and former Public Works Director Jarrod Greenwood wrote a position paper regarding the various rate structures used by municipalities across the nation and the theory behind Westlake’s water and wastewater structure. We hope you find this paper helpful in understanding the rate model adopted by the Town of Westlake. While specific quantities of usage noted in this paper are not up to date, the theory behind the model is still valid today. 

To learn more, click here to review a previously published Q&A with links to additional resources.

Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to email Assistant Town Manager Jarrod Greenwood or contact him by phone at 817-490-5717 (Office) or 817-680-1422 (mobile).