BUDA, TEXAS – The City of Buda will start conducting its annual wastewater (sewer) rate averaging from November through February. During this timeframe, residents have an opportunity to make changes that can have a positive effect on future bills.
Residents who take measures to reduce water consumption and fix leaks during this period can reduce the amount charged over the preceding 12 months for the wastewater portion of their bills. Because there is no meter on the wastewater line, the City uses wastewater averaging during the winter months when outdoor water usage is at its lowest. The City takes the average of the three lowest usage months during this 4-month period to determine your wastewater charges for the next year. The less water that is used during this period, the more residents will save on the wastewater portion of the bill.
Goforth Water Customers will need to supply the City of Buda Utilities Department with water usage for November and December 2022 and January and February 2023. The new sewer average billing will go out in March and is due on April 10. The sewer charge will stay the same until next year when the City averages again.
Questions about wastewater averaging may be directed to the City of Buda Utilities Department at 512-295-8845. A “Frequently Asked Questions” sheet has been provided below:
Wastewater Averaging FAQ
The City of Buda is home to about 18,000 residents and has earned designations as a “Texas Main Street City,” “Tree City USA,” “Bee City Affiliate” and “Platinum-Level Scenic City.” Buda is situated along the Interstate 35 corridor in Hays County, has 14 parks and a historic downtown district where residents and visitors alike can shop, dine, relax, and breathe easy here.
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