In September 2020, the City of Marble Falls commissioned a comprehensive Water and Wastewater Rate Study and Financial Plan that was conducted by Willdan Group. As a result of the findings, City Council approved a utility rate increase in support of increasing operating and maintenance costs as well as for infrastructure improvements to the City’s utility system as outlined in the 5-Year CIP.
Residents and commercial water and sewer service customers will see an average increase of just under 3%. There will be no increase to trash and recycling rates.
For water service customers outside of the city limits, the increase will be approximately 50%. While the City of Marble Falls has never charged an out of city limit rate before, it is an industry standard and is supported by the Water and Wastewater Rate Study and Financial Plan to recover costs associated with delivering water outside of the service area.
“Inflation and operating costs alone increase by at least 3% every year. Our capital improvement program is another contributing factor in setting rates and we have several projects in the works. For instance, the design and construction of a new wastewater treatment plant is underway along with several smaller projects. The goal is to ensure we maintain service levels, and at the same time, a stable utility fund.” – Mike Hodge, City Manager
The new rates will go into effect on January 17, 2021. Customers can expect to see the increase on their March 1 water bill.
For more information, please contact City Hall.