MUD Surcharges Per Meter 

For residents located in a MUD, the following surcharge will appear on your monthly statement based on your meter size:

 MUD Surcharges Per Meter
 5/8" $5.00
 3/4" $7.50
 1" $12.50
 1.5" $25.00
 2" $40.00
 3" $90.00
 4" $125.00
 6" $250.00
 8" $875.00
 10" $1375.00
MUD FAQ

Water & Garbage Rates

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Before every fiscal year begins in October, the City evaluates the cost associated with providing quality and reliable water to Pearland residents. The review is an important exercise that City employees take very seriously because good water is a necessity and maintaining the system in a community as vibrant as Pearland requires financial sustainability. Factors taken into the rate consideration are:

  • Production
  • Treatment
  • Infrastructure

Detailed rate information can be found here. 

There are rates for water, sewer and garbage/recycling that the City of Pearland offers.  Here are the water rates for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019 compared to the previous fiscal year:

Water Rates

Base Prior Year 10/1/19 1/1/20 Difference
Residential 
5/8” (Standard Household) $15.30 $15.78 $15.78 $0.48
1" $25.49 $26.30 $39.46 $0.81
2” $81.58 $84.16 $126.27 $2.58
 Commercial
5/8" $15.30 $15.78 15.78  $0.48
1" $25.49 $26.30 $39.46 $0.81
2" $81.58 $84.16 $126.27 $2.58
3" $152.96  $157.79 $236.75 $4.83
4"  $254.93  $262.99 $394.59  $8.06
6" $509.86  $525.97 $789.17 $16.11
8" $ 815.78  $841.56 $1,262.68 $25.78
10"  $1,172.68  $1,209.74 $1,815.10
 $37.06
Multi - Unit  $15.30 $ 15.78 $15.78 $0.48
Residential Volumetric
0 - 2,000 gallons $ - $ - $ -  
2,001 - 6,000 gallons $3.94 $4.06 $4.06 $0.12
6,001 - 15,000 gallons $4.93 $5.09 $5.09 $0.16
15,001 - 25,000 gallons $5.92 $6.11 $6.11 $0.19
25,001+ gallons $7.89 $8.14 $8.14 $0.25
Commercial / Multi-Unit
 0 - 2,000 gallons $-  $-  $-   
 2,001 + $4.93 $5.09 $5.09 $0.16
Irrigation
0 - 2,000 gallons $ - $ - $ -
2,001+ $5.92 $6.11 $6.11 $0.19
Garbage and Recycling
Monthly Residential Garbage Base (sales tax included) $19.95 $20.11 $20.11 $0.16


*Outside City Limit rates are 1.5x the Inside City Limit rates.

 

 
Sewer Rates
Base Prior Year 10/1/19 1/1/20 Difference
 Residential
5/8” $22.74 $22.74 $22.74 $-
1” $37.89 $37.89 $56.85 $-
2” $121.26 $121.26 $181.92 $-
Commercial
5/8" $22.74   $22.74 $22.74 $-
1" $37.89  $37.89 $56.85 $-
2" $121.26  $121.26 $181.92 $-
3" $227.37 $227.37 $341.10 $-
4" $378.95 $378.95 $568.50 $-
6” $757.90 $757.90 $1,137.00 $-
8” $1,212.63 $1,212.63 $1,819.20 $-
10” $1,743.16 $1,743.16 $2,615.10 $-
Multi-Unit (per unit) $22.74 $22.74 $22.74 $-
Residential Volumetric
0 - 2,000 gallons $ - $ - $- $-
2,001 - 6,000 gallons $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $-
6,001 - 15,000 gallons $5.00 $5.00 $5.00  $-
15,001 - 25,000 gallons $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $-
25,001 + gallons $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $-
Commercial / Multi-Unit
0 - 2,000 gallons $-  $-  $-  $-
2,000 + gallons $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $-

 

Additional Charges

Residents outside of City limits receive a rate 1.5 times the standard rate

Residents in a MUD will have a surcharged based on meter size and number of meters.

Residential Sewer Rate Explanation

The City uses a method to calculate a wastewater cap per residence known as the ‘Winter Quarter Average’ (WQA) to balance monthly sewer charges that would increase during the hot summer months where irrigating your residential property can be costly due to high water consumption. The water consumption used during the months of December, January, and February is averaged per residence, adjusted in April, and billed monthly until a new calculation is performed the next year. The WQA cap is set not to exceed 12,000 gallons. 

Note:  New customers sewer seasonal average is set at 6,000 gallons until consumption for the months of December, January, and February have been calculated and averaged.

WQA Calculation:

1.  Add consumption from December, January, and February (the consumption for these months are on the bills for January, February, and March)

2.  Divide that by 3 (If WQA exceeds 12,000, use 12,000 as your WQA)

3.  Subtract 2,000 (base consumption) from WQA.

4.  Multiply by 0.5 (Sewer rate = $5.00).

5.  Move decimal left two digits to get your consumption rate.

6.  Add the consumption rate to the sewer base rate and this will be the new sewer rate based on your WQA.

Example (5/8" meter):

January = 4,300

February = 2,400

March = 5,100

Total consumption = 11,800

11,800 ÷ 3 = 3,933

3,933 - 2,000 = 1,933

1,933 x 0.5 = 966.6 (move decimal left two digits and round up) = 9.67

$9.67 = new consumption rate over 2,000 gallons

$9.67 + $22.74 (base sewer) = $32.41

$32.41= Total sewer rate based on consumption over 2,000 gallons.

Note:  The new sewer rate is based on consumption over 2,000 gallons.  If your consumption does not exceed 2,000 gallons, you will remain at the base rate of $22.74.

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING

The City contracts with Waste Management Inc. (WM) for curbside waste collection services, 2x/week for residential addresses within the City limits. The base contractual garbage rates for this year are effective as of October 1, 2018 and are detailed below. 

  • Monthly Residential Garbage Base: $18.58 (tax not included)
  • Additional Recycling Cart: $1.81
  • Additional Recycling Cart: $65.14/Cart

Commercial Solid Waste

  • Commercial Hand Pickup 1x wk: $30.25/2x wk: $43.09
  • Castors per month: $16.74
  • Container Roll out per occurrence: $18.43
  • Locking Device MONTHLY: $8.41

Commercial Rates

Container
Size/Type

Weekly Collection Frequency

1

2

3

4

5

6

Extra P/U

2 yd FEL Container

$77.85

$113.54

$149.21

$184.85

 

 

$46.27

3 yd FEL Container

$94.76

$143.55

$192.35

$241.15

 

 

$52.74

4 yd FEL Container

$109.78

$167.95

$226.11

$284.34

$342.54

$399.62

$56.37

6 yd FEL Container

$136.07

$224.24

$284.58

$378.53

$472.43

$566.38

$63.64

8yd FEL Container

$160.45

$274.93

$378.52

$503.76

$629.02

$754.22

$72.75

 

Commercial Front Load Compactor Rates

Container
Size/Type

Weekly Collection Frequency

1

2

3

4

5

6

Extra P/U

2 yd FEL Compactor

$196.50

$392.98

$589.48

$785.97

$982.46

$1,178.96

$46.27

3 yd FEL Compactor

$294.73

$589.48

$884.21

$1,178.96

$1,473.69

$1,768.43

$52.74

4 yd FEL Compactor

$392.98

$785.97

$1,178.96

$1,571.94

$1,964.93

$2,357.91

$56.37

6 yd FEL Compactor

$589.48

$1,178.96

$1,762.10

$2,357.91

$2,947.39

$3,536.87

$63.64

8 yd FEL Compactor

$785.97

$1,571.94

$2,357.91

$3,143.88

$3,929.85

$4,715.82

$72.75

 

Commercial Recycle Containers

Container
Size/Type

Weekly Collection Frequency

1

2

Extra P/U

3 yd FEL Recycling

$71.01

$107.60

$52.74

4 yd FEL Recycling

$82.27

$125.87

$56.37

6 yd FEL Recycling

$101.98

$168.07

$63.64

8yd FEL Recycling

$113.50

$206.04

$72.75

 

Roll off Pricing:

Roll off
Size/Type

Delivery Rate

Container Rental Fee (Per Month)

Haul Rate Includes Disposal

30 CY Roll off

$77.44

$167.53

$473.27

40 CY Roll off

$77.44

$167.53

$517.65

28 CY Roll off

 

 

$502.15

30 CY Roll off

 

 

$499.24

35 CY Roll off

 

 

$515.00

40 CY Roll off

 

 

$527.69

 

Residential per home price includes Adm. Fee of $1.00 and 15% Franchise Fee.

Commercial and Roll Off Pricing includes 18% Franchise Fee.

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