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Notice of Rate Increase

The Kempner Water Supply Corporation (KWSC) Board of Directors met August 20, 2019 in an open budget workshop for the 2019-2020 budget which includes several projects to improve the delivery of water to our customers. The costs of routine delivery is continuously rising to include raw water costs and the cost of plant and delivery operations. In order to meet our present and future needs the BOD approved the following increase in water rates for all members.

 

  • Upgrade CR 3420 Pump Station and loop CR 3600 to keep KWSC in compliance with Chapter 290 TCEQ rules for pressure, flow and chlorine residuals.
  • Major upgrade to North East Pump Station and installation of water storage tank to accommodate current members and future growth as well as compliance with Chapter 290 TCEQ rules for minimum pressure and flow.
  • Install a chlorine (CL2) storage room outside the facilities to maintain compliance.
  • Install recirculation addition and automated feed flush valves on the raw water received from Stillhouse Hollow Lake to extend the life of our membrane filtration system.

 

The increased rates that the BOD approved will take effect starting October 1, 2019. The rate changes are as follows.

 

METER SIZE

3/4" X 3/4" METER EQUIVALENTS

CURRENT MONTHLY BASE RATE

NEW MONTHLY BASE RATE

5/8" X 3/4"

1.0

$67.50

$70.00

1"

2.5

$168.75

$175.00

1 1/2"

5.0

$337.50

$350.00

2"

8.0

$540.00

$560.00

 

 

 

Water Gallonage Charge

per 1,000 gallons

 

CURRENT per 1000 gallons                            NEW per 1000 gallons

                 $3.15                                                       $4.50

 

 

Sample Bills:                                                   Current Bill                             New

2000-gallon monthly usage                             $73.80                                     $79.00

6000-gallon monthly usage                             $86.40                                     $97.00

10000-gallon monthly usage                           $99.00                                     $115.00

30000-gallon monthly usage                           $162.00                                   $205.00

 

 

For more information about the rate increase, please contact the Corporation at 512-932-3701 I 254- 547-9430 or in person at our main office 11986 E. Hwy 190, Kempner, TX 76539.