Mountain Peak Water Supply

       MOUNTAIN PEAK SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICT 

(ELLIS AND JOHNSON COUNTIES)

Mountain Peak Special Utility District

5671 Waterworks Rd.

Midlothian, Texas 76065

Phone: 972-775-3765 Fax: 972-775-6508

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

 

The cost to produce, deliver and treat water, including building and maintaining the infrastructure, is on the rise. In an effort to encourage and promote water conservation and efficient water use, Mountain Peak Special Utility District’s Board of Directors recently approved a water rate increase that promotes conservation and water rates necessary to support the operations, debt, and infrastructure. Successful conservation is key to managing your own water bill as well as water rates by reducing the need for future expensive capital improvement projects. The behavior that we want to promote is to protect one of our most precious natural resources. Therefore, we all benefit from conservation.

 

The additional funds would offset increases in operation and maintenance costs, replacing infrastructure such as water lines and improving information systems for customer service.

These new rates will be reflected on bills that are mailed after July 1, 2011. On a residential bill, the monthly minimum rate will be $22.73 plus tax of $0.11 brings it to $22.84, an increase of $4.00 per month from the current rate structure.

 

Water Rates

Residential

     Residential base or minimum charge will be $22.84 for the first 1,000 gallons of water usage or less. The District has adopted a tiered rate structure which is to encourage water conservation. Additional consumption will be billed as follows:

 

               1,001-5,000 additional gallons – $4.00 per thousand gallons

               5,001-10,000 additional gallons - $4.60 per thousand gallons

               10,001 – 20,000 additional gallons - $5.40 per thousand gallons

               20,001 – 30,000 additional gallons - $6.00 per thousand gallons

               30,001 – 40,000 additional gallons - $6.60 per thousand gallons

               40,001 – 50,000 additional gallons - $7.40 per thousand gallons

                  Any additional usage over 50,001 gallons-$9.60 per thousand   

                  gallons

            

This means that the more you use, the higher the unit price, and the more you pay. Please use your water wisely.

 

Larger meters will have a larger minimum fee as calculated by meter size equivalents.

 

Water from Mountain Peak will still cost less than a penny per gallon; it remains one of the lowest utility costs for the average household. We feel it's a tremendous value. The increase in revenue we are proposing is to compensate for rising cost in several areas."

Mountain Peak Special Utility District endeavors to maintain the lowest possible customer rates that are consistent with safe and reliable service and we remain one of the lower cost public water supplies in the Metroplex if not the entire state.

Some of the water rate increase will pay for water projects such as new artesian wells to prevent the purchase of additional higher priced surface water from Joe Pool Lake as well as for replacing aging water delivery infrastructure.

 

You can manage your water consumption and monthly bill.   Attached are some helpful water conservation tips.

 

Thank You,

 

The Board and Staff

Mountain Peak Special Utility District