Water, Sewer & Garbage Billing

Utility Charges

Meter Deposits

Residential Water Rates
Base Rate$35.40
0 to 8,000 gal$5.02 per 1,000 gal
8,001 to 10,000 gal$6.20 per 1,000 gal
10,001 to 20,000 gal$7.38 per 1,000 gal
Over 20,000 gal$8.88 per 1,000 gal

Commercial Water Rates
Base Rate: 5/8" x 3/4" $41.30
                     1 1/2"$74.34
                     2" $99.12
0 to 8,000 gal$5.90 per 1,000 gal
8,001 to 10,000 gal$7.08 per 1,000 gal
10,001 to 20,000 gal$8.26 per 1,000 gal
Over 20,000 gal$9.76 per 1,000 gal

Institutional Water Rates

Base Rate: 5/8" x 3/4" 
                     1 1/2"$57.82
0 to 8,000 gal
$5.90 per 1,000 gal
8,001 to 10,000 gal
$7.08 per 1,000 gal
10,001 to 20,000 gal
$8.26 per 1,000 gal
Over 20,000 gal
$9.76 per 1,000 gal

Sewer Rates
Residential Sewer$21.90 base, $5.10 for each additional 1000 gallons ($72.90 cap)
Commercial Sewer$38.40 base, $5.10 for each additional 1000 gallons

Prairieland Groundwater District Fee
Water Use Fee$.20 per 1,000 gal- based on water consumption

Utility bills are mailed out on the last day of every month and are due and payable by the 15th of the month. If the 15th is a Saturday, Sunday, or City holiday, the payment will be due before 4 pm the following business day. If for any reason you do not receive your utility bill by the 5th, you are responsible for contacting our office at 790-3351 before the 16th. A late charge of 10% will be added on the 16th (unless the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, then the fee will be added at the close of business the following business day) of each month for any amount unpaid. The City of Alvarado will cut off water services on the 26th of the month for any account not paid in full. A reconnection fee of $50 will be charged between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.


We have contracted with Allied Waste Systems for all garbage collection. Trash will be picked up each Friday. Residential accounts will be billed on their water account every month, and commercial accounts will be billed directly by Republic Services. Please have your garbage on the curb by 6:30 am in the garbage cart(s) provided by Republic Services. If you desire more than one cart or want a dumpster or additional pick up, please contact Republic Services at 254-221-4418 or 254-221-4416. If you have a complaint, please contact Allied first and then report it to the city as well with the name of the person you spoke to at Allied.

Included in your monthly garbage bill, the landfill offers free dumping to the citizens of Alvarado once per quarter. Itasca Landfill is located south of Alvarado off of I-35. From I-35 at Highway 67, travel south and exit F.M. 66 (Exit Number 8), turn east and go two miles to first paved road on left. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm; and Saturday, 7 am to midnight. For additional information, you may contact the landfill at 254-687-2511.

Garbage Rates

Residential Garbage
$9.57 plus tax per month
Commercial Garbage (hand pick-up)
$30.06 plus tax per month
Dumpster rates
Call Allied Waste for pricing

Recycle Rates
$3.95 plus tax per month

The city is governed by Ordinances and if you have any questions regarding any ordinance or fee, please feel free to contact City Hall at 817-790-3351.

Payment Options

  • In-Person: Payment may be made inside City Hall at the Customer Service counter located at 104 W College from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, or debit cards.
  • By Mail: Make checks payable to the City of Alvarado. Do not pay in cash.
  • Drop Box: A 24 hour drop box is located on the east side of City Hall at the drive-in window.
  • Back Drafts: To set up your account for bank draft, contact Customer Service at 817-790-3351.
  • Online
  • By Phone: Call 866-285-9133.