The City of Mesquite will implement a 5% increase in water rates effective Oct. 1, 2023.
The rate adjustment is due to a 9% increase in the cost of water supplied by the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) because of significant costs in the chemicals and labor needed to treat drinking water and major capital investments to ensure adequate water levels are available due to increased demand.
The City recently conducted a water rate study to determine the rate required to cover future infrastructure needs as Mesquite continues to grow.
“Every year the City Council evaluates the water system budget and sets the rate for customers,” said City Manager Cliff Keheley “This increase will enable the City to continually provide safe drinking water and effectively treat wastewater.”
To save water and money, the City recommends residents use WaterSmart, a free online service available to Mesquite water customers. WaterSmart offers residents detailed information about how to understand and manage household water use, detect potential leaks, and get the most value from every drop of water used as well as customized recommendations.
To register for WaterSmart, customers will need their billing account number and ZIP code. Reach the portal on a mobile device or web browser at mesquitetx.watersmart.com.