Utilities

GARBAGE PICKUP ON TUESDAY. PUT GARBAGE ROADSIDE BY 8:00 A.M.

BILLS MAILED ON THE 1ST OF EVERY MONTH.

BILLS DUE ON THE 15TH OF EVERY MONTH.

DISCONNECT ON 25TH IF NOT PAID.

We now have the ability to automatically charge a credit card or debit your bank account monthly for the amount of your utility bill. Please come into the office to sign an “Automatic Charge or Debit” form. 

For questions regarding utilities or to request an application for service, contact the City Secretary at 979-289-3402. 

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR CITY OF BURTON UTILITIES

DEPOSITS

All users of City-owned utilities shall be required to make a deposit prior to obtaining utility service as follow:

  • Residential Customers who are owner-occupants with any City owned utility service shall pay a cash deposit of $150.00 and a $10.00 Administrative Fee for a Total of $160.00.
  • An existing customer shall not be required to increase his/her deposit unless service is disconnected for non-payment.
  • No interest will be paid on deposits.
  • Upon customer request of disconnection of service, the deposit will be applied to the final bill and the excess, if any, will be refunded to the customer.

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WATER RATES

  • This rate is available to all customers located within the corporate limits of the City of Burton, Texas who are receiving water service through a permanent meter installation.

                  First 4,000 gallons or less                       $28.00 (minimum monthly bill)

                  Next 6,000 gallons will be                      $1.95 per 1,000 gallons

                  After 10,000 gallons will be                   $2.60 per 1,000 gallons

  • This rate is available to all Non-city customers located outside of the corporate limits of the City of Burton, Texas who are receiving water service through a permanent meter installation.

                      First 4,000 gallons or less                       $31.00 (minimum monthly bill)

                      Next 6,000 gallons will be                      $1.95 per 1,000 gallons

                      After 10,000 gallons will be                   $2.60 per 1,000 gallons

  • TERMS OF SERVICE – All rates specified herein are net, and the gross rates for delinquent payments are ten (10%) of the billed amount of the water gill and sewer bill. Each bill for service is due within fifteen (15) days after issuance unless such day falls on a holiday or weekend, in which case payment is due on the next business day. If full payment is not received at the City’s offices on or before the due date, all of the customer’s utility services will be considered delinquent and subject to disconnection. Prior to disconnection, the customer has a right to notice and hearing with a responsible employee with sufficient authority to resolve the dispute. Reconnection fee will be $35.00. 
  • SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF SERVICE –
    1. Service rendered under this schedule is subject to the City’s Rules and Regulations in effect from time to time.
    2. Service will be rendered under this schedule when the City has facilities immediately adjacent to the customer’s premises. If a main line extension is required to provide service to the customer, the customer’s cost of the extension will be determined in accordance with the City’s extension policy in effect at the time of the extension.

RESIDENTIAL WASTEWATER SERVICE

  • The minimum monthly charge shall be the greater of the following:
    • The customer charge plus the volume charge; or
    • The amount specified in any contract between the customer and the City.
  • This rate is applicable for wastewater service used exclusively for residential and commercial purposes for the City of Burton and is available for all citizens where each dwelling unit is individually metered for water, located within the wastewater service area of the City of Burton subject to the rules and regulations, policies and rates established by the City of Burton.
  • The monthly rate shall be the sum of the monthly customer charge plus volume charge, if any. 
    • First 4,000 gallons or less                       $21.79
    • After 4,000 gallons will be                       $3.08 per 1,000 gallons
  • DETERMINATION OF WATER USAGE – The water usage for the purpose of calculating the volume charge shall be the average metered water consumption for the three (3) preceding months of December, January, and February. This average consumption shall be used for billing purposes for the twelve (12) month period beginning with the first cycle for wastewater service in April.

RESIDENTIAL TRASH PICKUP

The City of Burton has a contract with Texas Commercial Waste to collect the garbage from the City of Burton citizens. Effective October 1, 2012, the rate for residential pickup will be $14.00 per month.

RULES FOR TRASH PICKUP

  • ALL trash must be in trash bags. We will pick up out of trash cans as long as everything in the cans are in trash bags. The bags must be placed roadside by 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The driver can come through any time after that and his timing may vary from week to week.
  • There is a six (6) bag limit per week (33 gallon bags) with a maximum weight of 30 pounds per bag.
  • Only normal household garbage can be picked up – no brush, wood products, lumber, sawdust, grass clippings, construction/remodel debris, roofing/building materials, metal, bulky items (tires, furniture, appliances, carpet, etc.), hazardous material (car batteries, pool chemicals, etc.).

COMMERCIAL TRASH PICKUP

Effective October 1, 2012, the monthly rates for commercial trash pickup are as follows:

                  Handpick                                    $23.00

                  3 yard dumpster                         $75.00

                  6 yard dumpster                         $103.00