Rates & Fees

Utility Rates & Fees

New Water and Wastewater Rates for Fiscal Year 2019 to 2020. Monthly base rates for water/wastewater drop again; New rates effective with November bill:

Water Rates

The rates for the consumption of water by users of the City of Melissa water system shall pay a monthly amount equal to the: (1) minimum charge plus (2) the attendant volumetric rate as follows:

Minimum Charge

Size of Meter (in inches)Amount 
0.626 to 0.750$20.52
0.751 to 01.000$68.58
01.001 to 01.500$135.89
01.501 to 02.000$216.65
02.001 to 03.000$405.10
03.001 to 04.000$657.15
04.001 to 06.000$953.78
06.001 to 08.000$1,526.04
08.001 to 10.000$2,193.69
Greater than 10.000To Be Determined by the City of Melissa

Volumetric Rates

Residential

GallonsAmount (Per 1,000 Gallons or Fraction Thereof)
1 to 10,000$5.91
10,001 to 15,000$9.32
15,001 to 50,000$11.64
Over 50,000$12.27

Multi-Family Residential
Multi-family dwellings, townhomes, and other multi-tenant accounts served by one master meter shall be billed a minimum per unit water charge in an amount equal to the 0.750" single-family residential minimum charge. The volumetric charge shall be equal to the first tier of single-family residential rates on all master meter consumption, except that winter averaging will not be applied to multi-family residential accounts served by one master meter.

Non-Residential

GallonsAmount (Per 1,000 Gallons or Fraction Thereof)
1 to 10,000$5.91
10,001 to 15,000$8.11
15,001 to 50,000$8.11
Over 50,000$8.11

Non-Residential Irrigation

GallonsAmount (Per 1,000 Gallons or Fraction Thereof)
1 to 10,000$5.91
10,001 to 15,000$9.32
15,001 to 50,000$11.64
Over 50,000$12.27

Industrial

GallonsAmount (Per 1,000 Gallons or Fraction Thereof)
1 to 10,000$5.91
10,001 to 15,000$9.32
15,001 to 50,000$11.64
Over 50,000$12.27

Sewer Rates

The rates for users contributing to the sewer system of the City of Melissa water system shall pay a monthly amount equal to the: (1) minimum charge plus (2) the attendant volumetric rate as follows:

Minimum Charge

Size of Meter (in inches)Amount
0.626 to 0.750$22.45
0.751 to 01.000$56.08
01.001 to 01.500$112.19
01.501 to 02.000$179.34
02.001 to 03.000$336.53
03.001 to 04.000$564.06
04.001 to 06.000$794.81
06.001 to 08.000$1,271.70
08.001 to 10.000$1,828.08
Greater than 10.000To Be Determined by the City of Melissa

Volumetric Rates

  • Non-Residential: $7.99 per 1,000 gallons, or fraction thereof, of metered water.
  • Multi-Family Residential: Multi-family dwellings, town homes, and other multi-tenant accounts served by one master meter shall be billed a minimum per unit water charge in an amount equal to the 0.750 inches single-family residential minimum charge. The volumetric charge shall be equal to the first tier of single-family residential rates on all master meter consumption, except that winter averaging will not be applied to multi-family residential accounts served by one master meter.
  • Single-Family Residential: $7.99 per 1,000 gallons, or fraction thereof, of metered water.

Industrial

GallonsAmount (Per 1,000 Gallons or Fraction Thereof)
1 to 10,000$9.43
10,001 to 40,000$10.39
Over 40,000$12.92

Sewer Use Charges

  • For all residential meters, the rates as provided for in the fee schedule found in the appendix of the Code of Ordinances are hereby established for the use of sewerage services and facilities for customers within the corporate limits of the City. Each customer’s user charge shall be calculated annually based on wintertime consumption. December, January, and February water meter readings will be tabulated and divided by three months to arrive at the next 12 months amount of sewerage service to be billed.
  • For new residential accounts, until an actual average wintertime consumption can be established, each customer’s user charge shall be calculated based on the number of actual gallons of water metered monthly up to a cap of 10,000 gallons for monthly sewerage service to be billed.
  • For all non-residential meters, the rates as provided for in the fee schedule found in the appendix of the Code of Ordinances are hereby established for the use of sewerage services and facilities for customers within the corporate limits of the City. Each customer’s user charge shall be calculated based on monthly water consumption.

Solid Waste Rates

Residential ServicesMonthly Rate
Once per week, solid waste and recycling$15.38 - Tax is not included in these rates.
Additional poly-cart, per unit$ 5.91 - Tax is not included in these rates.

Senior Discount

Any senior resident (65 and older) who submits the application along with a copy of his or her driver’s license and who has one set of garbage and recycling carts will receive monthly garbage and recycling service for $14.61 per month as opposed to $15.38 per month. The additional garbage cart cost of $5.91 per month remains the same for all residents. View more information on how to apply.

Commercial Service

Commercial Service is exclusive to Community Waste Disposal (CWD) and should be set up directly through their customer service. Please call 972-392-9300, option 2, to establish service and for their commercial fee schedule. You may also request a copy of the Ordinance which contains the fee schedule from the City of Melissa at City Hall.

Utility Deposits

There is hereby established a security deposit fee which shall be paid prior to the commencement of water service, sewer service, or solid waste/recycling service by the City of Melissa, or its designated contractor. Prior to water service, sewer service, solid waste/recycling services being provided, an application for such service shall be made to the City of Melissa and the utility deposit fee provided herein paid. Such fee is in addition to all other fees as may be fixed and established from time to time by the City of Melissa; and the fee herein established is for securing faithful payment for such utility service. The utility deposit fees provided for herein are fixed as follows:

Size of Meter (in inches)Amount
1.000 and less$150
1.001 to 1.500$250
1.501 to 2.000$350
2.001 to 3.000$1,600
3.001 to 4.000$2,300
4.001 to 6.000$4,200
Greater than 6.000To Be Determined by City of Melissa
Construction Hydrant Meter$1,500

Other Fees

FeeDescription
FeeDescription
Late FeeAll monthly utility charges which remain unpaid after 5:00 pm on the due date stated on the utility bill shall incur a late payment fee of 10% of the current charge due.
Utility Reconnection FeeWater and sewer service by the City of Melissa shall not be provided to a location where water and sewer have previously been provided, whether such service was voluntarily or involuntarily terminated until the person requesting such service has paid a fee for reconnection to the water and sewer system in the amount of $50. If reconnection is required outside regular City working hours, the fee may be up to $75.
Meter Reread FeeCustomers that request their water meter be reread will be charged a fee of $10 unless the meter was read incorrectly by the City of Melissa and then there shall be no fee charged.
Meter Removal FeeIn the event, a water meter is removed from a property for unauthorized use an additional fee of $100 shall be charged and will be due and payable prior to reinstallation of the meter.
Returned Check ChargeCustomers paying their utility bills by check or bank draft that are returned by the depository for any reason shall be subject to a handling fee of $25. Once a customer has had three checks returned they will no longer be able to write a check to the City for at least two years.

Water Meter & Equipment Fee

A water meter and equipment fee, as set forth, is hereby set and established to be paid by any person, firm, or corporation making an application to the City of Melissa, Texas, for water service, when such service has not previously been provided.

Size of Water Meter (in Inches)
Amount
0.750$284.94
01.000
$366.71
01.500
$639.95
02.000
$809.97
Any meter larger than 2.000
Cost to Be Determined by the City

The meter installation and equipment fee set forth above is in addition to all other fees and charges, including water and sewer tap fees and water and sewer impact fees. (Please verify current costs with City staff prior to payment.)