Fiscal Year 2019 – 2020 (October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020)

For all other Austin Water Utility rates and fees, see the utility Rates & Fees page.

Wastewater Discharge Permit Fees

The collection of these fees is conducted via the standard billing system for all City utility services.

Permit Type

Base Fee

Analytical Fees

Total Fee

General Industrial Users (Category I Permits)

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

$176.52 per year

Significant Industrial Users (Category II Permits)

$729.05

per year

Sum of applicable analytical fees (see table below)

= Base Fee + Analytical Fees

Major Industrial Users (Category III Permits)

$729.05

per year

Sum of applicable analytical fees (see table below)

= Base Fee + Analytical Fees

Categorical Industrial Users (Category IV Permits)

$954.89

per year

Sum of applicable analytical fees (see table below)

= Base Fee + Analytical Fees

Descaling Permit

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

$717.00 per year

Utility Piping Permit

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

$699.00 per year

Industrial Waste Surcharge Rates

See more details on how surcharges are calculated

Water Quality Measurement

Surcharge Rate

Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)

$0.5043 per pound (BOD in excess of 200 mg/L)

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)

$0.2242 per pound (COD in excess of 450 mg/L)

Total Suspended Solids (TSS)

$0.1087 per pound (TSS in excess of 200 mg/L)

Ammonia -Nitrogen $1.641 (NH4-N in excess of 35 mg/L for customers that use or produce ammonia-nitrogen in a manufacturing process)

Liquid Waste Hauler’s Fees (Liquid Waste Hauler Program Info)

Liquid Waste Hauler Permit Fee

$108.65

Inspection/ Re-inspection Fee (per vehicle)

$52.75

Trip Ticket Booklet (per book)

$15.50 (~ $16.78 per book with sales tax added)

Disposal Charges at City Receiving Station

$51.15 per 1000 gallons of Truck Storage Capacity

After Hours Receiving Station Fee

$312.00 per two hour interval (2 hour minimum)

Other Fees

Re-sampling Fee for Surcharge Reassessment (Customer Requested)

$444.00 (see re-sampling policy)

Backflow Prevention Compliance Fee (Water Protection Program info)

$32.64 per year (per high hazard device)

Private Fire Hydrant (PFH) Fee (PFH Program info)

$30.75 per year (per private hydrant)

Water Well Fee (Water Well Program Info)

$8.19 per month (per site with any active water well that is subject to registration requirements)

Auxiliary Water Fee for Lake or Natural Water Sources Only

$5.22 per month (per site with an active lake or other natural auxiliary water source. Does not apply if only from rainwater harvesting or AWU-provided reclaim water)

Watercraft & Marinas Program Fee - Excursion Boat with Marine Sanitation Device

$25.50 per year

Watercraft & Marinas Program Fee - Boat Pump-out Facility

$64.29per year

Analytical Fees

Method Name

2020 - 2021 Price

pH

$7.40

Ammonia - Nitrogen

$8.65

Metals Sample Digestion for ICP

$10.05

Arsenic by ICP

$12.75

Cadmium by ICP

$12.75

Chromium by ICP

$12.75

Copper by ICP

$12.75

Cyanide - Total

$44.00

Fats, Oils & Greases

$38.00

Fluoride

$50.20

Lead by ICP

$12.75

Manganese by ICP

$12.75

Mercury - Cold Vapor

$48.55

Molybdenum by ICP

$12.75

Nickel by ICP

$12.75

Selenium by ICP

$12.75

Sulfate

$27.10

Silver by ICP

$12.75

Zinc by ICP

$12.75

Volatile Organic Compounds by GCMS (subset TTOs)

$220.00

Acid & Base Neutral Extractable Organic Compounds by GCMS (subset TTOs)

$519.50

Pesticides & PCBs – (subset TTOs)

$338.00

Other Pollutants (if deemed necessary by the Director)

Based on Fee Schedule or Approved Vendor Price