Rhome Public Works
261 North School Road
PO Box 228
Rhome, TX 76078

Office  817-636-0885
After hours / Emergency  817-876-1987


Public Works
2019 Consumer Confidence Report for Public Water System
Water Quality Update
Water Quality Assurance - January 24, 2020
For changes to your Water/Trash account, please visit City Hall or call 817-636-2462 for more information.
Welcome to the City of Rhome
501 South Main Street | PO Box 228 | Rhome, TX 76078
Phone: (817) 636-2462 | Fax: (817) 636-2465 | cityofrhome@cityofrhome.com
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the most current legislation/document adopted by the City.  
Please call City Hall for verification at 817-636-2462
SCHEDULE OF FEES*

UTILITY BILLING        

Late payments (if not received by the 15th of the month)    10% late fee
Returned Checks (insufficient funds)                                    $35.00

Option for payment plan: 

Re-connection fee-during working hours               $50.00
Re-connection fee-during non-working hours        $75.00

WATER SERVICE RATES

Residential Incorporated areas - Deposit $150.00 required 
$34.31 Monthly base charge (includes up to 2,000 gallons)
2,000 to 10,000 gallons         Base + additional $8.03 per 1,000 gallons
10,000 to 20,000 gallons       Base + additional $9.18 per 1,000 gallons
20,000 gallons & up               Base + additional $10.28 per 1,000 gallons

Irrigation Meter Rates – Deposit $150.00 required + cost of meter
$34.31 Monthly base charge (includes up to 2,000 gallons)
2,000 to 10,000 gallons         Base + additional $8.03 per 1,000 gallons
10,000 to 20,000 gallons       Base + additional $9.18 per 1,000 gallons
20,000 gallons & up               Base + additional $10.28 per 1,000 gallons

Outside Incorporated areas (Extended Area Service) - Deposit $150.00 required
$70.56 Monthly base charge
0 to 2,000 gallons                Base + additional $8.03 per 1,000 gallons
2,000 to 15,000 gallons       Base + additional $12.03 per 1,000 gallons
15,000 gallons & up              Base + additional $16.03 per 1,000 gallons

Commercial Customers - Deposit $250.00 required
$40.56 Monthly base charge  
0 to 2,000 gallons                Base + additional $8.03 per 1,000 gallons
2,000 to 10,000 gallons        Base + additional $9.03 per 1,000 gallons
10,000 to 20,000 gallons      Base + additional $10.03 per 1,000 gallons
20,000 gallons & up             Base + additional $11.03 per 1,000 gallons

SEWER SERVICE RATES
Residential
$11.00 Monthly base charge (includes up to 2,000 gallons)
Over 2,000 gallons usage – sewer rate is 35% of water charges. Rate capped at $50.00.  

Commercial - Rates based on meter size
Monthly Base Fee         Meter Size        Amount
$30.00                              3/4”                    $7.00 per 1,000
$75.00                            1”                       $7.00 per 1,000
$100.00                           1.5”                    $7.00 per 1,000
$150.00                            2"                       $7.00 per 1,000

City Water/Sewer Tap Fees - Residential Only
Commercial/Development projects (2 or more houses) must do their own water/wastewater taps by a licensed and bonded contractor. The city will not charge tap fees on commercial/development projects, but rather an inspection fee. Tap fees are associated with connections to existing public water or sewer lines that do not exceed 54 feet from the property line. All new connections incur both a tap and impact fee. Water taps also require a meter fee and deposit for billing purposes. A licensed plumber must connect the tap at the property line to the homeowner’s or business’s private service lines. Any connection in excess of 54’ is considered an extension project. If taps are done under an extension project it must be installed by a qualified licensed and bonded private contractor. Please contact the Public Works Department for further assistance.  

In City limits residential water taps up to 1” will be at cost +15% Administrative fees
Outside City limits residential water taps up to 1” will be at cost +25% Administrative fees
In City limits residential Sewer taps up to 4” will be at cost +15% Administrative fees
Outside City limits residential Sewer taps up to 4” will be at cost +25% Administrative fees

* All fees must be paid before service is activated. All taps are at the discretion of Rhome Water Utilities

Meter Fee: Badger E series meter with Cellular transmitter. Meters not listed will be at purchased at cost, plus 10% administration fee.
¾ inch    $500.00
1 inch    $566.00
1 ½ inch  $915.00
2 inch     $1,135.00

Tap Inspection Fee: $75.00 
(Cost is based on each individual water and sewer tap. Failed inspection will result in additional inspection fees.)
NOTE:  New Construction water taps will be a Minimum 1 inch; each Meter will have its own separate tap - no Bull Horns allowed

FIRE HYDRANT METERS - $1,850.00 Deposit Required
Same rate as customers in Outside Incorporated areas

WATER AND SEWER IMPACT FEES (effective March 12, 2021; one year after initial adoption date of March 12, 2020) - applies to all new development within the city limits and in the City’s ETJ based on number of service units TBD at time of assessment – ORD 2020-02

Water Service        $3,163.95
Sewer Service       $9,049.14

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