Current Rates*

Groundwater – $4.60/1,000 gallons and
Surface Water – $5.05/1,000 gallons

*Some utility districts modify the NHCRWA water pumpage fee charged to their customers to cover such things as leaks in their system, fire hydrant use, etc.  Which will make the NHCRWA fee on your water bill higher than what the Authority actually charges.

How do I report pumpage?

Well owners within the Authority’s boundaries are asked to use the Online Pumpage Reporting System to complete and file the required Pumpage forms in a timely manner.

Information about this program is available by contacting the Authority’s Financial Assistant, Cyndi Plunkett

DID YOU KNOW? If Municipal Utility Districts in Harris-Galveston Subsidence Regulatory (HGSD) Area 3 DID NOT convert to surface water as mandated by the Texas Legislature, water users in those districts would be forced to pay the HGSD’s disincentive fee instead of the NHCRWA’s water pumpage fee.

Year Groundwater Fee Surface Water HGSD Disincentive Fee
2022 $4.60 $5.05 $9.80
2021 $4.60 $5.05 $9.58
2020 $4.25 $4.70 $9.24
2019 $3.85 $4.30 $9.00
2018 $3.40 $3.85 $8.75
2017 $2.90 $3.35 $8.46
2016 $2.40 $2.85 $7.00
2015 $2.00 $2.45 $7.00
2014 $2.00 $2.45 $7.00
2013 $1.75 $2.20 $7.00
2012 $1.75 $2.20 $5.00
2011 $1.75 $2.20 $5.00
2010 $1.75 $2.20 $5.00
2009 $1.50 NA $3.50
2008 $0.99 NA $3.50
2007 $0.99 NA $3.50
2006 $0.84 NA $3.50
2005 $0.59 NA $3.50
2004 $0.34 NA $3.50
2003 $0.34 NA $3.50
2002 $0.25 NA $3.50
2001 $0.12 NA $3.00