Residential Rates

Monthly Meter Charge
Meter Size Monthly Charge
5/8" $3.47
3/4" $10.42
1" $17.36
1 ½" $43.41
2" $69.46
3" $173.64
4" $260.47
Monthly Usage Charge
Tier in Cubic Feet Rate Per 100 Cubic Feet
0-500 $0.96
501-1000 $1.31
1001-2300 $1.89
2300+ $3.20

Residential Sewer Rates

Sewer service charges for all metered residential connections are computed on the average water usage for 90 days during three consecutive billing periods from November to January and are billed according to the rate schedules below.

Usage Fee
0-500cf $25.88/month
Over 500 cf $4.32/ccf/month

New Drought Surcharge Fee – Effective February 1, 2024

On December 11, 2023, Alamo Heights City Council passed Ordinance No. 2217 amending Chapter 19 – Water and Sewers, Article III Conservation of Groundwater to adopt a Drought Surcharge Fee. A drought surcharge fee will be assessed when the City declares a Critical Drought Stage (Stages 1 to 5) and the customer’s monthly water consumption exceeds the Consumption Threshold for the account type: Residential, Commercial and Multi-Family, Institutional or Irrigation. The fee is effective February 1, 2024.

The Drought Surcharge Fee amount for that month’s Critical Drought Stage (Stage 1 to Stage 5) would be charged to every 100 cubic feet of water used above the Consumption Threshold amount. For instance, if a Residential customer that used 3,000 cf in a month during Stage 3, then they would be charged $1.25 for the additional 500 cf used over the Residential threshold of 2,500 cf (500cf / 100 X $1.25 fee), or $6.25 for the Drought Surcharge Fee.

For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact the City of Alamo Heights at 210-822-3331.