Starting in just under three weeks, Brenham residents will see an increase of about a dollar on their water bills.
Back on August 15th, the Brenham City Council approved changes to the rate tariff schedule for the cost of water services.
Under the new rate structure, the average monthly residential water bill—based on 5,000 consumption gallons—will increase 99 cents from $24.79 to $25.78. That 4 percent increase becomes effective October 1st.
According to the 2019 Texas Municipal League Survey, the average bill for residences in cities of 15,000 to 20,000 people is $31.40.
Last December, the city hired NewGen Strategies and Solutions, LLC to update the city’s water rate model and recommend water rate changes, based on new cost of service projections and consumption estimates. The city last increased its water rates in 2008.