Benton City Water Supply Corporation is a member-owned organization. Below are details to establish service with us. If you have any questions, please email us or contact the office.
Membership & Fee
Accounts must be established by the property owner as shown on the Warranty Deed or Deed of Trust. We cannot accept any other documents as proof of ownership. Renters/Others can be added using the Alternate Billing Agreement. The property owner is liable for all charges regardless of having a renter/other listed.
Once your account is established, you will be given an Account Number and Meter (Location) Number. You must have one of these numbers when contacting the office. Please store them in a convenient location, such as your phone.
A Membership Fee of $200.00 will be charged when an account is established. This fee will remain in the Member's account until they cancel services. Then a final bill will be calculated and charges deducted from the fee. Any remaining balance will be refunded to the Member of record.
Residential Hydraulic Study
For property that has never had water service or for additional services on your property a Resdential Hydraulic Study is required. An engineer will perform the study and a water availability report will be provided.
- The Hydraulic Study is $100.00 non-refundable fee.
Please note, if the property is in a subdivision, a Residential Hydraulic Study may not be required if you are requesting the initial service. Please contact the office to confirm if a hydraulic study is needed.
All additional connections on a property require a Residential Hydraulic Study even if located in a subdivision.
All new services require a Member Application, copy of the Warranty Deed or Deed of Trust (signed & notarized, all pages) and valid Photo ID. In some cases, additional items shown below are also required. You will be notified if these are required once the hydraulic study is completed and/or at the time of application.
- Standard Short Service starts at $4,000.00 (our water main is on the same side of the road as your property)
- Standard Long Service starts at $6,500.00 (if a bore or trench is required to connect from our main to your property)
Additional requirements, if needed
- General Easement filing fee - $26 1st page and $4 for each additional page
- TxDOT Permit - $500.00 Short Service or $1,000.00 Long Service
- County Permit - $50.00 to $150.00, depending on County/Precinct Fees
Re-instate Service - If the property had service that has been cancelled for 30 days or more
Transfer Fee - If the property has current service or was cancelled less than 30 days
All rates listed include a $200.00 membership fee. This fee will remain in you account until your account is cancelled.
Cancellation & Transfer of Membership
If you sell your property or no longer want service, submit a Member Cancellation form available on our website or at the office. When we receive it, the meter will be locked at that time. We will take your final read, issue a final bill and apply your membership fee. Any remaining membership balance will be refunded to the name on the account. Please note, you are responsible for all charges until we receive your cancellation or the new owner submits their paperwork.
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 $75.00 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.
Benton City Water Supply Corporation is an EQUAL Opportunity Provider and Employer. All information on this website is subject to change without notice.