Water/Wastewater Rates

Utility Rate Increases with December Billing Cycle

City of Houston officials recently made large annual rate adjustments for purchased treated surface water. Houston rates are increasing over the next five years. Southside Place is required to purchase surface water from the City of Houston. Residential and commercial water rates will increase with this December billing cycle. 

Billing & Rates

Our billing cycle is a bimonthly billing cycle running during the following months:

  • February
  • April
  • June
  • August
  • October
  • December

Notice to Customer Regarding Extreme Weather Emergency

New Rates Effective October 1, 2023

Water meters are read every two months on the 10th. Wastewater rates from December and February usage are used to determine a winter average.

  • Water
    • Residential water rates are $8.29 per thousand
    • Commercial water rates are $8.92 per thousand
  • Wastewater
    • Residential wastewater rates are $5.49 per thousand
    • Commercial wastewater rates are $5.65 per thousand


The City of Southside Place has completed a new five year water/wastewater plan for 2023-2027. Southside Place receives 80% of our water from the City of Houston. Yearly surface water amounts total 100 million gallons for both residential and commercial districts. City of Houston surface water rates will increase significantly over the next 5 years.

Meter Sizing

  • Less than 1 inch: $26.80
  • 1 inch: $36.63
  • 1.5 inches:$45.57
  • 2 inches:$70.20

Southside Place Water Reports

The 2022 Southside Place Drinking Water Report is available at City Hall and on the website. Southside Place purchases 80% of its drinking water from the City of Houston.

2022 Drinking Water Quality Report

2021 Drinking Water Quality Report

2020 Drinking Water Quality Report

2019 Drinking Water Quality Report

2018 Drinking Water Quality Report