Utility Billing

Starting A New Service

Please fill out a Water Service Agreement and mail or bring, along with a deposit, to City Hall at 960 Early Boulevard. Service is usually scheduled within 24 hours after receipt of application and deposit. It is recommended that someone be at the property when service is to be turned on. This will prevent any potential flooding or damage due to open faucets or leaking pipes.

Deposit

A deposit of $150.00 will be made at the time of filling out the water service agreement. Payment must be made in person at 960 Early Blvd. Note: All credit card payments will be charged an additional 3% service fee that is paid to the City's credit card processing company. 

Water Rates

Monthly rates for all residential and commercial customers shall be:

Minimum Base Rates (inside city limits)

  • Residential - $28.00
  • Multi-family - $28.00
  • Commercial - Minimum base charge for meter size*
  • Irrigation Meter - Minimum base charge for meter size*

 *Commercial and Irrigation - Monthly Base Rate/Meter Size

  • 3/4 inch Meter - $28.00
  • 1    inch Meter - $35.00
  • 1.5 inch Meter - $70.00
  • 2    inch Meter - $112.00
  • 3    inch Meter - $225.00
  • 4    inch Meter - $352.00
  • 6    inch Meter - $705.00
  • 8    inch Meter - $1128.00

Minimum Base Rate (outside city limits)

Two (2) times the base rate for similar customers inside city limits

Usage Rates for residential, commercial and irrigation meters

  • $6.95 per thousand gallons for 0-5,000 gallons
  • $7.95 per thousand gallons for 5,000-10,000 gallons
  • $8.95 per thousand gallons for all usage over 10,000 gallons 

Water Deposits

Water deposits for residential and commercial customers shall be $150.00 

Connection Charge (Tap Fee) For New Service

  • 3/4 inch Tap - $600.00
  • 1    inch Tap - $700.00
  • 1.5 inch Tap - $1100.00
  • 2    inch Tap - $2000.00
  • 6    inch Tap - $2000.00     Fire Tap Fee 

Any charge or tap fee for any size larger than listed will be at the cost of materials and labor for the install. 

Disconnect Fees

If service is disconnected for non-payment, there will be a $25.00 fee for reconnection. If service is disconnected for an emergency at the request of the property owner, a $25.00 fee will be charged.

Late Fees

A $10.00 late fee will be added to bills not paid by due date which is the 10th of each month. 

Construction Meter 

Requires a $500.00 deposit

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Sewer Rates

Monthly rates for all residents and commercial customers shall be:

Minimum Base Rates (inside city limits)

  • Residential - $27.00*
  • Multi Family (10 units and under) - $45.50*
  • Multi Family (over 10 units) - $55.50*
  • Commercial - $27.00*

     *minimum for first 3,000 gallons

Minimum Base Rates (outside city limits) 

Two (2) times the base rate for similar customers inside city limits 

  • Residential - $4.20 per thousand gallons for 3,000 to 10,000 gallons with a ceiling of $29.40 on each residence.
  • Multi-family and Commercial - $4.20 per thousand for 3,000 to 10,000 gallons; $3.35 per thousand for 10,000 to 20,000 gallons; $2.90 per thousand for all over 20,000 gallons.

Connection Charge (Tap Fee) For New Service

  • 4    inch Tap - $500.00
  • 6    inch Tap - $600.00 plus cost of manhole if required

Connection charge or tap fee for any size larger than listed will be at the cost of materials and labor for the install. 

Sanitation Rates

Monthly rates for all residential and commercial customers shall be:

Inside City Limits - Residential

  • $22.00 plus tax - 96 gallon rollout container
  • $17.00 plus tax - additional rollout container

Inside City Limits - Commercial 

  • $22.00 each plus tax - 96 gallon rollout container
  • $40.00 each plus tax - 300 gallon container

Inside City Limits - Commercial Dumpsters

  • $60.00 plus tax - 1 pickup per week
  • $80.00 plus tax - 2 pickups per week
  • $100.00 plus tax - 3 pickups per week
  • $120.00 plus tax - 4 pickups per week
  • $140.00 plus tax - 5 pickups per week

Request for extra pickup will be billed at $60.00 each

Outside City Limits

Two (2) times the base rate for similar customers inside city limits 

Roll-Off Dumpsters Inside City Limits 

(Will be made available soon)

Deposit - $150.00

Rental Fees

  • $16.10 each plus tax - daily
  • $64.30 each plus tax - weekly
  • $192.80 each plus tax - monthly

Tonnage Fee - $44.00 per ton per pickup

Trip Fee - $14.00 per ton plus tax per pickup

Roll-Off Dumpsters Outside City Limits

No services available

Water Bill Payment options

For your convenience we have multiple options for you to pay your water bill:

  • In person at City Hall with cash, check or credit/debit card. A drop box is available for after-hours payments.
  • By mail to PO Box 3100, Early, TX 76803 with check or money order.
  • Online with a credit/debit card. Simply click on the here to pay online or click the "Online Bill Pay" button on the homepage of the website.
  • Monthly draft from your bank account. Please come by City Hall to obtain a form to set up and authorize this type of payment.

Transferring a Service

If you are moving from one property to another within the city limits of Early, you may transfer service and deposit to the new residence. Please call City Hall at (325) 643-5451 with the new address and date of the move and we will schedule for new service to be activated as well as process the transfer of deposit.

Disconnecting a Service

Please contact City Hall at (325) 643-5451 with the disconnection date and provide a forwarding address. A meter reading will be taken on the date of disconnection and a final bill will be calculated. Your deposit will be applied to the final amount due and a final bill will be mailed to the forwarding address provided. If applicable, a refund check will accompany the final bill.