Water & Sewer Rates

Utility Bill Comparison - Cities in Rockwall County

The City of Fate performed a utility bill survey in March of 2017 of all the cities in Rockwall County.  The information requested is based on the average consumption of 5,000 gallons of water and 5,000 gallons of sewer.  The results are found in the chart below.
Utility Bill Comparison Rockwall County Cities (PNG)
Comparison of Water and Sewer Rates  092017

Water Provider

The City’s water provider is the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). The NTMWD receives raw water supplies from Lavon Lake, Jim Chapman Lake, Lake Texoma, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Bonham and soon the new $1.2B Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir. The NTMWD treats and distributes the water received from these water supplies and provides the treated water to the City of Fate. The NTMWD can be contacted by phone at 972-442-5405.

Letter from City Manager regarding Fate's Contract with NTMWD

There has been a lot of discussion recently, and in the past, about water rates in Fate and I wanted to take some time to give you my thoughts on the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) contract and where we currently are with rates...

Read the letter here: Letter from City Manager regarding Fate's Contract with NTMWD

NTMWD Contract with the City of Fate

The City of Fate entered into a Potable Water Supply Contract with the North Texas Municipal Water District in 1959.  The agreement was amended in 1970 and again in 1986.  Those contracts were completely replaced with a new contract entered into in 2004 that includes a "take or pay" annual minimum which is updated each year.  

Here is a copy of the Contract: North Texas Municipal Water District - City of Fate Potable Water Supply Contract

Information regarding the new $1.2B Lower Bois d'Arc Reservoir: Lower Bois d'Arc Trifold

Water and Wastewater Cost of Service Study

Read the water and wastewater cost of service study (PDF).

Insider Tips to Lowering Your Water Bill
During the winter months (December, January and February) the City of Fate will average your water usage to calculate your yearly sewer cost. To save money, families who monitor and conserve water during this time frame can expect a lower sewer charge annually. Customers are also encouraged to check for water leaks to insure accurate water usage. The December, January and February time frame is used because these are historically the lowest water usage months. Should you have any questions, please contact Utility Billing department at 972-771-4601 or by email.