The City of Watauga established the Municipal Drainage Utility System to protect the public health and safety from loss of life and property caused by surface water overflows and surface water stagnation within the boundaries of the City. Each and every owner of a lot or parcel of developed property within the City should pay for the availability, use and maintenance of the storm drainage system. Developed properties have impervious surfaces (buildings, sidewalks, parking lots, etc.) that prevent water from permeating into the ground. Thus, all developed properties have an impact on the storm drainage system. The City's schedule of drainage charges is set by Ordinance and can be found below:
|Residential||$11.00 per ERU (Equivalent Residential Unit)|
|All other lots|| All other lots, tracts and parcels of land within the City of Watauga, Texas are charged on the basis of the acreage contained in said lot, tract or parcel of land, and the use made of such property, in accordance with the following schedule of drainage charges|
|Land Use||Run-off Coefficient||Rate per Acre|
Calculation: Land Use Rate per Acre x Total Acreage of Property = Monthly Fee
Example: A commercial property has total acreage of 1.50 acres.
Calculation: $ 106.74 x 1.50 acres = $160.11 fee per month