Service Rates & Penalty Fees

The City of Allen has established rates for utilities based on the cost of providing services. Water rates include costs from our wholesale water supplier North Texas Municipal Water District to maintain, supply and develop infrastructure to secure water resources for future needs. Learn more about NTMWD wholesale water rates and cost factors

Current water and sewer rates listed below as of November 1, 2017.

Increase in 2017 Water and Wastewater Rates 

While NTMWD increased rates over the last few years, Allen did not pass these costs onto residents since the last rate increase in February 2015. In 2017, NTMWD informed member cities that a rate increase of about 10% per year for the next five years was needed to develop new water supply sources, replace aging infrastructure, and enhance new technologies to further safeguard public health. For this reason, a customer rate increase was needed and implemented Nov. 1, 2017. The increase was approximately $8.18 per month for a customer using an average of 10,000 gallons of water per month. Even with this increase, Allen residents continue to pay a lower rate than neighbors in Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Richardson, and the rate is significantly lower than the state average.

Learn how your water rates pay for more than water.

  1. Residential Service Rates
  2. Non-Residential Service Rates
  3. Drought & Emergency Rates

Utility Billing

  • $50 deposit to initiate new service
  • $50 additional deposit to reconnect service, if service is cut off for non-payment more than once

Residential Water


Minimum bill increases based on meter size.
Up to 1,500 gallons -5/8” standard meter $11.32 per month (minimum bill)
Up to 1,500 gallons - 3/4” meter $18.88 per month (minimum bill)
Up to 1,500 gallons - 1” meter $30.20 per month (minimum bill)

Residential Volumetric Rates -  Utility Billing uses a tiered water conservation rate structure.
1,501 to 15,000 gallons $3.74 per 1,000 gallons
15,001 to 25,000 gallons $4.68 per 1,000 gallons
25,001 to 50,000 gallons $5.85 per 1,000 gallons
50,001 to 75,000 gallons $8.79 per 1,000 gallons
More than 75,000 gallons $13.18 per 1,000 gallons

Residential Sewer


Based on water usage.
Up to 1,500 gallons $22.87 per month (minimum bill)
Next 8,500 gallons $2.82 per 1,000 gallons
Maximum bill 10,000 gallons $46.84 maximum

Residential Drainage


Monthly Fee for Single Family Residential $3.50 per month

Residential Waste Services


Trash & Recycling Pickup 
(includes one trash and one recycle polycart)
$15.02 per month
Each additional trash polycart $8.89 per month
Each additional recycle polycart $2.10 per month
Polycart Replacement $79.96 per cart
HHW Pickup $0.57 per month

Penalty Fees

Bill not paid by due date 10% penalty on entire past due amount
Reconnection Fee during regular business hours $20
Reconnection Fee after hours / weekends / holidays $40
Returned Check Fee $25