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Utility Department

Utility Department

To Report Water Line Breaks or Sewage Stoppages Call 837-0047 during business hours, or the Police Department at 837-3486 after hours and on weekends.

Utility Billing Questions For questions regarding utility bills, contact the Water Utility Billing Office at (432) 837-0047 between the hours of 8 AM and 5PM Monday through Friday.

Line Location To review water and/or sewer maps, you may visit the Water Office at 309 W. Sul Ross. The maps show lines on public property only.

Flat Rate Billing

The City of Alpine offers flat rate billing for water service. This allows the customer to pay the same amount each month.

Here is how it works:

  • The Utility Department averages the amount that the account was charged for water during the prior 12 month period.
  • This amount is added to the current monthly charge for sewer, garbage and recycling.
  • The customer agrees to pay this amount each month.
  • The flat rate amount is recalculated each October.

To find out more about flat rate billing, visit the City Utility Department or call 837-0047.

Water

The Water Utilities are owned by the City of Alpine. Alpine has developed a water supply which is adequate for the near future. The City's water is provided by two primary well fields and several individual wells.

To turn water on or off, visit the Water Utility Billing Office at 309 W. Sul Ross.

Monthly Water Rates

Gallons per Month
First 2,000 gallons (minimun) 8.32
Price per additional 1,000 gallons
3,000 - 5,000 3.20
6,000 - 12,000 3.25
13,000 - 25,000 3.30
26,000 - 100,000 3.40
Over 100,000 3.50

Accounts located outside the city limits are charged 1.5 times the in city rate.

Bulk Water Rates

First 1,000 Gallons 11.00
Next 1,000 gallons and thereafter/per 1,000 25.00

Monthly Meter Charge

Besides the charge for water used, all water accounts are assessed a monthly Meter Charge, based on the size of the meter provided.

Meter Size Residential Commercial
0.75" 6.00 7.00
1.00" 9.00 10.00
1.50" 14.00 15.00
2.00" 18.00 19.00
3.00" 32.00 32.00
4.00" 41.00 41.00
6.00" 56.00 56.00
8.00" 67.00 67.00

Accounts located outside the city limits are charged 1.5 times the in city rate.

Water Facilities

Approximately 65% of the City's water comes from the Musquiz Well Field located 10 miles north of Alpine. Another 30% comes from the Sunny Glen Well Field located 8 miles northwest of Alpine. The remaining 5% is produced by several small wells located around the city.

The Musquiz Pump Station and Storage Facility:

  • 2 500,000 gallon storage tanks
  • 3,500 gallon per minute booster pump capacity
  • Disinfection facilities

The Sunny Glen Pump Station and Storage Facility:

  • 2 100,000 gallon storage tanks
  • 1,500 gallon per minute booster pump capacity
  • Disinfection facilities

Alpine Hill Elevated Storage:

  • 1 million gallon storage tank
  • 1 500,000 gallon storage tank
  • Disinfection facilities

East Tank Pump Station and Storage Facility:

  • 100,000 gallon storage tank
  • 600 gallon per minute booster pump capacity
  • Disinfection facilities

Water Quality

Sewer

The City of Alpine has an extended air activated sewage treatment facility. The daily treatment capacity is 1,480,000 gallons, and the current flow is 450,000 gallons per day. Some of the effluent from the plant is used to water the golf course.

Monthly Sewer Rates

Sewer chages are based upon the the amount of water used by the customer. Charges are re-calculated each October. The average monthly water usage (used to calculate sewer charges) is based on the prior December-Feburary period.

First 4000 Gallons of Sewer Usage 14.13
Each 1000 Gallons over 4000 base rate 2.70

Accounts located outside the city limits are charged 1.5 times the in city rate.

Refuse

The City of Alpine owns a landfill east of the city. The landfill is contract operated by Texas Disposal Systems. All questions concerning Refuse Service should be referred to Texas Disposal Systems at 837-0845.

City of Alpine sanitation rates as of 03/01/13:

Monthly Refuse Rates

Residential 30.11
   
Commercial Rates
   
  0.5 Cubic Yards - 1 Pickup Per Week 35.56
  1.5 Cubic Yards - 1 Pickup Per Week 67.56
  3.0 Cubic Yards - 1 Pickup Per Week 81.56
  4.0 Cubic Yards - 1 Pickup Per Week 92.56
   
  1.5 Cubic Yards - 2 Pickups Per Week 128.34
  3.0 Cubic Yards - 2 Pickups Per Week 155.34
  4.0 Cubic Yards - 2 Pickups Per Week 176.34
   
  1.5 Cubic Yards - 3 Pickups Per Week 188.51
  3.0 Cubic Yards - 3 Pickups Per Week 229.51
  4.0 Cubic Yards - 3 Pickups Per Week 258.51
   
  1.5 Cubic Yards - 4 Pickups Per Week 249.68
  3.0 Cubic Yards - 4 Pickups Per Week 304.68
  4.0 Cubic Yards - 4 Pickups Per Week 340.68
   
  1.5 Cubic Yards - 5 Pickups Per Week 311.84
  3.0 Cubic Yards - 5 Pickups Per Week 377.84
  4.0 Cubic Yards - 5 Pickups Per Week 422.84
   
  1.5 Cubic Yards - 6 Pickups Per Week 372.01
  3.0 Cubic Yards - 6 Pickups Per Week 450.01
  4.0 Cubic Yards - 6 Pickups Per Week 506.01
   
  1 Cart - 1 Pickup Per Week 35.56
  2 Carts - 1 Pickup Per Week 52.56
  3 Carts - 1 Pickup Per Week 69.56
   
  1.5 Cubic Yards - RECYCLE - 1 Pickup Per Week 55.00
  3.0 Cubic Yards - RECYCLE - 1 Pickup Per Week 70.00
  4.0 Cubic Yards - RECYCLE - 1 Pickup Per Week 80.00
   
  1.5 Cubic Yards - RECYCLE - 2 Pickups Per Week 104.00
  3.0 Cubic Yards - RECYCLE - 2 Pickups Per Week 132.00
  4.0 Cubic Yards - RECYCLE - 2 Pickups Per Week 150.00

Residential accounts located outside the city limits are charged 1.5 times the in city rate.
Refuse Charges are subject to local and state Sales Tax.

Citizens who live outside the city limits and desire to deposit their household refuse in a city container, must purchase a Refuse Permit. The charge for this is permit is 33.67 per month.

Commercial establishments that need dedicated refuse containers with specific pick-up schedules should contact Texas Disposal Systems at 837-0845.

Alpine Recycles!

The City of Alpine is a partner with Texas Disposal Systems and the Big Bend Regional Recyclers in the Alpine Recycles! program. Click here Alpine Recycles! to learn more.