New Utility Rate Structure Gives Customers Control

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Many residential customers will notice a potential net savings on their monthly utility bill due to restructured water and wastewater rates recently approved by City Council.

For pennies more per thousand gallons, water customers will provide additional funds to continue improving water quality, modernize infrastructure and maintain operations. While wastewater rates will be restructured to reflect a customer’s actual monthly water usage as compared to previous calculations using customer winter quarter averages.

Under the new system, a customer using an average of 5,000 gallons of water or less per month could see an increase of $1.40 for water but see a decrease in wastewater charges of potentially $11.75 for a net savings of $10.35. 

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The City of Corpus Christi updates its water and wastewater rates every two years to ensure it recovers the actual cost of providing service. The water and wastewater rates support continuing improvements to our water utility systems such as the new Elevated Water Storage Tank located at Holly.

The new rates will go into effect January 1, 2018. For more information contact Public Information Officer Gabriela Morrow at (361) 826-3583 or by email at