Why do Light Farms residents pay higher water rates?

For Light Farms residents, water fees are 50% higher than standard Celina residential rates. These rates are part of a complex development agreement made with Light Farms at its inception more than a decade ago in which the City agreed to take water from Upper Trinity Regional Water District and pay the developer back, in impact fees, for building the necessary infrastructure.

Typically, developments that break ground in a municipality are required to pay impact fees, for the impact they create on the City’s existing infrastructure both at the time of construction and in the future. The City agreed, however, to rebate the Light Farms’ developer approximately $10 million in impact fees with the caveat that water rates would be 50% higher than standard rates

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1. How do I sign up for new water service?
2. Do you have a night drop box?
3. How do I pay my Bill?
4. How do I order replacement or additional trash / recycle cans? How do I request pickup of extra cans?
5. Who do I call for sanitation questions or missed trash pickups? Who do I call if I have a trash pickup issue?
6. This high usage doesn’t make sense. Isn’t there something wrong with the meter?
7. I didn’t change anything; why is my bill higher this month?
8. Do you offer paperless billing?
9. Do you offer autopay?
10. Why is water coming out of a fire hydrant?
11. Can my irrigation controller be set to every other week watering?
12. Does the City replace meters on a schedule?
13. Will the City test my meter if I think it is not working correctly?
14. I have a water leak. What is my responsibility and what is the City’s responsibility?
15. Why is my water off?
16. Why is my water cloudy?
17. Why do Light Farms residents pay higher water rates?
18. Can the City use water revenues to pay for anything? Like buying a fire truck or building a road?
19. How does Celina calculate winter wastewater rates? Celina does not use winter averaging, which many cities use.