Rates & Policies

Our system conversion to smart meters was completed in 2017, and that is exciting. 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.

New for 2018

Listed below, you will find our new price structure for 2018. 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 G.7. 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 Rate

5/8" X 3/4"

1.0 Standard Meter Size

$40

 

3/4"

1.5

$60

 

1”

2.5

$100

 

1 ½”

5.0

$200

 

2”

8.0

$320

 

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

$ .00350 per gallon for 10,001 gallons to 20,000 gallons

$ .00375 per gallon for 20,001 gallons to 50,000 gallons

$ .00425 per gallon for 50,001 gallons and over

 

Standard Residential Service Rates

2018 Monthly Minimum:
Water Included w/ Minimum Bill:
$ 40.00
0/gallons
Tier (gal.): $/1,000 gal.:
1 gal.-10,000 gal. $3.25 per 1000 gal.
11,000-19,000 gal. $3.50 per 1000 gal.
20,000-49,000 gal. $3.75 per 1000 gal.
50,000 + gallons $4.25 per 1000 gal.

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

Average Billing Examples beginning in 2018

1 - 1000 gallons $43.25
2001-3000 gallons $49.75
5,001 - 6,000 gallons $59.50
10,001-11,000 gallons $76.00
20,001 - 21,000 gallons $111.50

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

New Meter Installation

Standard installations mean our main line is already on your property, and we are just adding a meter.
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: $5000.00 (Most Fees: Hydraulic Study + Membership + System Buy-In + Installation)

Non-Standard: $6000 and up
Service Amount
Service Investigation/Hydraulic Study $65 (non-refundable)
Membership Fee (for every meter) $400
System Buy-In $4000
Meter Installation $500
Road Bores $1000-$4000 (est.)
Line Extension unknown

Transfer of an Active MVWSC Account

When you purchase a property an active Mustang Valley Water account, then the previous owner signs a notarized form authorizing the transfer of their membership to you. The Seller 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 Paid by Seller
Transfer Fee (paid by buyer) $50.00

Other Fees

Late Payment Fee $10
Service Trip Fee (each trip) $50
Disconnect or Reconnect Fees $50
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)