Our Fees

We charge water fees to retail water providers and well owners based on water usage to accomplish our mission of preventing the sinking of the land surface, also known as subsidence.

Current Fees

Effective January 01, 2021

Groundwater – $4.25 per 1,000 gallons and

Surface Water – $4.60 per 1,000 gallons


How Our Fee Works

We do not charge residents directly. Retail water providers pass our fee through to residents based on water usage and often include a mark up to pay for water loss and other monthly operations. You can find your exact water rate by contacting your retail water provider’s customer service representative. Visit our online interactive map to find your retail water provider and their contact information.

Unlike retail water providers, the North Fort Bend Water Authority "NFBWA" does not collect tax dollars to help fund our infrastructure and operations costs. Our water usage fees are the only funds NFBWA receives in order to accomplish the important mission of preventing subsidence in our community.

What Our Fee Provides

The vast majority of our fee is used to pay for the large-scale infrastructure projects necessary to deliver a reliable source of surface water to our area in order to prevent over pumping our precious groundwater aquifers, which causes subsidence.

Need more information? Visit our FAQ section.

View the NFBWA Rate Order

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Our Fees Res Wat Cons Rebate

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Many of our retail water providers participate in the NFBWA's rebate program, which provides rebates to residents who purchase new water-efficient appliances, toilets, and irrigation controllers.

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