Water is essential for the quality of life we enjoy in North Texas, is critical for businesses to operate, and is necessary for public health and safety.
Getting clean, safe water to 1.7 million people in about 80 North Texas cities and communities is no easy task, but it’s one that NTMWD takes very seriously. Our water system is complex and requires hundreds of miles of pipe, pump stations, treatment plants and distribution channels to deliver water to homes and businesses.
To cover these costs, we currently charge Member Cities $2.53 per 1,000 gallons of treated water and customers $2.58 per 1,000 gallons. That translates to about one-quarter of a penny per gallon. As a water wholesale provider, we make no profits and collect no property or sales taxes to pay for the water. The revenues collected from the communities we serve allow us to fund the projects and programs required to ensure safe and reliable water today and tomorrow.
Compared to other household expenses – mobile phones, Internet, cable television – water is an exceptionally good deal and has historically been one of the lowest-cost utility services. If drinking water and soda pop cost the same, your water bill would skyrocket more than 10,000 percent!
Aging infrastructure, new regulatory requirements, and booming populations all contribute to rising water costs. This will only continue to rise as we invest in projects necessary to meet future water demands in one of the fastest-growing areas of the country. Learn more about water rates.