Rates & Policies

The Benton City Water Supply Corporation Board of Directors held a public meeting on December 12, 2023, and voted to increase the monthly rates for water service for all members. The last water rate increase was in 2011.

The rate increase will ensure that the utility can comply with current regulations to protect the health and welfare of the community. Additionally, a rate increase is needed to cover the full costs of producing, treating, storing, and distributing water to the customers. The Directors on the board consider these rate increases necessary to continue supporting current and upcoming projects that are critical for maintaining system infrastructure and support the escalating costs of operations per rate study.

The Benton City Water Supply staff and board of directors appreciate your membership and request your patience as we continue these endeavors. We remind you that these upgrades are essential to not only provide quality service to the members but also to ensure the longevity of the water system for many years to come.

The new monthly rates will begin starting with the February billing cycle and reflected in your March 2024 bill.



New water rates effective for Februaury 2024 Billing Cycle 

  • 100– 5,000 Gallons $0.35 per 100 Gallons
  • 5,001 - 10,000 $0.37 per 100 Gallons
  • 10,001 - 25,000 $0.48 per 100 Gallons
  • 25,001 - 35,000 $0.58 per 100 Gallons 
  • 35,001 - 45,000 $0.68 per 100 Gallons
  • 45,001 - 55,000 $0.78 per 100 Gallons 
  • 55,001 - 65,000 $0.88 per 100 Gallons 
  • 65,001 - 75,000 $0.98 per 100 Gallons 
  • 75,001 & Up $1.28 per 100 Gallons 

Minimum Charge for a standard 5/8" connection is $27.16. If you are using water and receive a bill for $27.16, please contact the office right away.



Bills are posted by the 18th and emailed/mailed by the 20th. If you do not receive your bill by the 4th, please contact the office. Failure to receive a bill does not waive due date and penalties. 

Payments are due the 1st of the month. A grace period until the 15th is given.  Payments can be made:

  • Online – BentonCityWater.com
  • Mail, In-person or Drop Box – 980 FM 3175, Lyle TX 78052
  • Phone – 830-709-3254, Mon-Fri from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Automatic Drafts (checking/savings or credit/debit) – Sign up online or in-person. Payments are drafted monthly on the 5th, or next business day. If you are on automatic payments, review your monthly statement to ensure your payment processed - you are responsible for your payment being recieved prior to late/past due fee deadlines.



A $15 late fee is added to accounts with a past due balance as of 8:00 am on the 16th of the month. Payment can be made by methods above. If the 16th is on a Saturday, Sunday or Holiday, the late fee will be applied as of 8:00 am on the next business day.



A $30.00 past due fee is added to accounts with a past due balance as of 4:30 on the last business day of the month. If payment is not received, the account will be put on the Shut Off list and the service locked until the account is brought current.  

Last Business Day - 2024

January 31, 2024            May 31, 2024                  September 30, 2024                     

February 29, 2024           June 28, 2024                October 31, 2024

March 29, 2024               July 31, 2024                   November 29, 2024

April 30, 2024                  August 30, 2024              December 31, 2024 



We encourage you to subscribe to our alert system.  Alerts are sent prior to the last business day as a reminder. 

Accounts on the Shut Off list will be locked at the meter.  If the past due amount is paid prior to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, it will be unlocked the same day.  Technicians do not have access to account information and cannot take or verify an after-hours payment. Those meters will remain locked until the following business day. A $250.00 Tamper Fee will be charged if you remove a lock, shut off device or tamper with the meter in any way to divert or to bypass service.




There is a $30.00 fee for returned payments. 

  • If a check/draft is returned 2 times, payments must be made by cash, money order or credit/debit card for 1 year.
  • If an automatic credit/debit card payment is returned 2 consecutive months, it will be removed without additional notice.
  • If you are on automatic payments, review your monthly statement to ensure your payment processed.



Service Trip Fee - If a service trip is requested and the issue is on the member's side, a Service Trip Fee of $50.00 will be charged. This will also be charged if a member requests a 2nd data log

Lock Meter Fee - A member can request their service be locked by BCWSC. A fee of $30.00 will be charged to lock the meter. If the member requests it be unlocked, an additional $30.00 fee will be charged.

Mutliple Connection Inspection Fee - A fee of $75.00 per visit will be charged for any location that has multiple connections (servicing more than one residence/business from a single meter). One visit will be required to confirm the multiple connections and a second visit to verify the service has been corrected.

Customer Service Inspection Fee - A fee of $150.00 will be charge to a member for BCWSC to complete a customer service inspection prior to permanent continuous service being provided for new construction.

Other fees - All services outside the normal scope of utility operations that the Corporation may be compelled to provide at the request of a Member shall be charged to the recipient based on the cost of providing such service.



Please refer to our Standard/Residential Services page for service rates.



Benton City Water Supply Corporation is an EQUAL Opportunity Provider and Employer. All information on this website is subject to change without notice.