Rates & Policies

Rates are increased as of 03/01/2020.  See Listed below, you will find our current rates and policies. If you do not find the information you need, please contact our office and we will provide it for you.

One Meter Per Resident Requirements
It is important for water customers to receive a continuous and adequate supply of water.  It is also important to provide that water ensuring that it is protected from contamination.  In order to do this, TCEQ has written rules to protect both the customer and the water utility that call for one meter per residence or commercial connection.

Call Before You Dig!

Before you begin any digging or excavating around your home, please call SWSC.  We will be happy to come to your home or business to locate water lines.  If an individual or company digs without getting a location done, they are liable for any damage caused to the property or equipment located in the area.  Please try to call SWSC office at least two days before you plan to dig.  Our office number is 903-342-3525.  We appreciate your help and look forward to working with our members.

Standard Residential Service Rates

Monthly Minimum:
Texas Water Asssessment Fee:

Base each month with no water:
$ 29.00 (no water)
$ .15 (.5% of total bill)

Standard Size 5/8 x 3/4 - Tier (gal.): $/1,000 gal.:
0-5,000 $ 4.50
5,001-10,000 $ 5.00
10,001-15,000 $ 6.25
15,001-25,000 $ 7.30
25,001-50,000 $ 8.40
50,001-75,000 $ 9.50
75,001-100,000 & OVER $9.75

All Other Size Meters:  Please call and we will gladly give you pricing.

The first bill (green) is mailed out on the last day of the month and due in the office on or before the 15th of each month.  The 2nd bill (red) is due in office BEFORE 8:00 A.M. on the disconnect date, which is located in the top right and bottom left of bill.  It is also typed on left side of bill.  If the bill is not paid before the disconnect date, your meter will be locked.  The 2nd bill (red) is mailed on the 16th of every month and the computer automatically adds $15.00 late charge to this bill pursuant to our tariff.
If you have been locked out, you must come to the office and pay the balance IN FULL, which includes the $100.00 Lock fee before you will be unlocked.  Sharon Water does not pay overtime to unlock meters, so be sure to come in the office by 3:00 P.M. to allow time for the operator to unlock you before closing time Monday through Friday.  No meters are unlocked on weekends.

Please remember that bills are always due on or before the 15th.  We cannot be responsible for bills OR payments lost in the mail.  There are some areas in which payments take longer than others to get to our office.  Please allow 8-10 working days for your payment to get to us, and more if payment is due around holidays.  If you get a second notice, please call to ensure that we have received your payment.

New Service (Tap & Box Required)

Membership Fee $150.00
Installation Fee $500.00
Equity Buy-In Fee $1100.00
Total $1750.00

Please Note

  • Bore &/or line extension is added to "Installation Fee".
  • EBI shall be charged on all new taps for meters.

New Service (Tap & Box In-Ground)

Membership Fee $150.00
Installation Fee $200.00
Easement Fee $30.00
Processing Fee $50.00
Total Fees $430.00

Relocation of Member's Meter with Same Tap & Box                     $350.00

  • New meter location shall not exceed 25' from existing meter box, shall utilize existing corporation stop valve and service line (no public road crossings allowed). 
  • If relocation involves trenching or boring beyond the 24' maximum, see tariff "Schedule of other Fees" for additional rates.

Other Fees

Transfer Fee $230.00
Customer Service Inspection (CSI) $50.00
Insufficient Check Fee $50.00
Meter Lock $100.00
Service Call $50.00
Flow Restriction Device-each install/each remove $50.00
Temporary Meter Set (Good for 10 days) $100.00
Late Charges on Water Collectibles $15.00
Line Extension by Trench $2.00/foot minimum or cost
Line Extension by Bore $800.00 up, depends on size of bore and whether CR or State Highway
Fines for Dual Connections $200.00
Meter Test Fee $45.00
Meter Tampering Fee $250.00

Please Note

  • Main installations & line extensions shall be by Sharon Water Supply Corporation