Rates & Policies

Our system conversion to smart meters was completed in 2017. This means our members no longer have to read the meter on their property, even on our large Bosque County ranches - no more snakes, scorpions, frogs or spiders for you.

New Rates beginning in 2023

Listed below, you will find our price structure that begins in January 2023. If you do not find the information you need, please contact our office and we will provide it for you.

Water billing is comprised of two parts: the Base Rate (based on meter size) and the Water Usage.

The Mustang Valley Water Tariff (rules governing the company) Section G7 sets out the billing rates as follows:

G.7.       Monthly Charges

a. Base Rate

The monthly charge for standard metered water service is for a 5/8” by 3/4” meter. The Base Rate for larger meter sizes will be determined by the following multipliers.

Meter Size

5/8" X 3/4"Meter Equivalents

Monthly Base Rate

5/8" X 3/4"

1.0 Standard Meter Size











1 ½”








b. Gallonage Charge - In addition to the Base Rate, a Gallonage Charge shall be added at the following rates for water usage during any one (1) billing period.

$ .00325 per gallon for 0 to 10,000 gallons

$ .00450 per gallon for 10,001 gallons to 20,000 gallons

$ .00550 per gallon for 20,001 gallons to 50,000 gallons

$ .00600 per gallon for 50,001 gallons and over


Standard Residential Service Rates

2023 Monthly Minimum:
Water Included w/ Minimum Bill:
$ 42.00 Base Rate on Standard 5/8" Meter
Tier (gal.): $/1,000 gal.:
1 gal.-9,999 gal. $3.25 per 1000 gal.
10,000-19,999 gal. $4.50 per 1000 gal.
20,000-49,999 gal. $5.50 per 1000 gal.
50,000 + gallons $6.00 per 1000 gal.

Our community's water meters are read each month. Please contact our office for any additional information.

Average Billing Examples beginning January 2023 for a Standard Meter

1 - 1000 gallons $45.25
2001-3000 gallons $51.75
5,001 - 6,000 gallons $61.50
10,001-11,000 gallons $79.00
20,001 - 21,000 gallons $125.00
40,001 - 41,000 $235.00
50,001 - 51,000 290.50
75,001 - 76,000 $440.50

The average water bill during the off-peak months is: 
The average water bill during peak or summer months is:

New 5/8" x 3/4" Meter - Standard Installation

Standard installations mean our main line is already on your property, and we are just adding the company's water meter. We also install two tools that will belong to the you, the property owner. They are the PRV (Pressure Regulating Valve) and a Cut-off Valve.

Non-Standard Installations involve extra work getting the line to your property. A cost analysis will be made for each different situation.
Standard Meter Installation: $5,495.00 (Most Fees: Hydraulic Study + Membership + System Buy-In + Installation)

Non-Standard: $6000 and up
Standard Meter Services (See Tariff Prices for Larger Meters) Amount
Service Investigation/Hydrology Study $75 and up (non-refundable)
Membership Fee (for every meter) $420
System Buy-In $4000
Standard Meter Installation $1000
(Non- Standard) Road Bore $2000-$12,000 (est.)
(Non-Standard) Line Extension Contractor Bid

Transfer of an Active MVWSC Account

When you purchase a property an active Mustang Valley Water account, then the previous owner usually elects to sign a notarized form authorizing the transfer of their membership to you. The Buyer has 30 days to claim the membership by completing the Service Application and Agreement, and other docs as may apply. Water is billed after it is used, so the buyer and seller can negotiate the payment of the bill following closing.
Previous Bill Balance Seller & Buyer negotiate this.
Transfer Fee $50.00 Paid by Buyer

Other Fees

Late Payment Fee $15
Service Trip Fee (each trip) $75 each trip
Disconnect or Reconnect Fees $75 each trip
Returned Check Fee $35
Equipment Damage Fee/Meter Tampering itemized per incident
Customer History Report (when requested) $10
Meter Test Fee (upon request) $60 (plus Service Trip fees)
Customer Service Inspection (paid by Member/Applicant) $75-100 (Paid by Member)
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