Utility Rates

Utility Rates are established by ordinance as voted on by the Altus City Council.
More information on Utility Service related ordinances can be found in the Altus Municipal Code of Ordinances Chapter 44.
All utility rates fees and charges are as provided in the city fee schedule kept on file in the city clerk-treasurer's office.

Rates shown are effective as of January 2024

Electric Rates

Residential Customer Charge

  • Per Customer Per Month: $30.43
  • kWh Charge: $0.1020/kWh

Small Commercial Customer Charge

  • Per Customer Per Month: $34.88
  • kWh Charge: $0.0899/kWh

Large Commercial Customer Charge

  • Per Customer Per Month: $59.58
  • kWh Charge: $0.0582/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $11.59/kW

Industrial Level I Customer Charge

  • Per Customer Per Month: $62.10
  • kWh Charge: $0.0492
  • Demand Charge: $10.67/kW

Industrial Level II Customer Charge

  • Per Customer Per Month: $243.60
  • kWh Charge: $0.0398/kWh
  • Demand Charge: $15.30/kW

Water Rates

 Residential

  • Customer charge (Minimum Monthly): $18.69
  • 0-2000 gallons: $0.00
  • Over 2,000 gallons $4.57 per 1000 gallons

Commercial

  • Customer charge per month $8.39
  • Per 1000 gallons $5.65

Outside City Limits

  • Customer charge per month $25.55
  • 0-3000 gallons: $0.00
  • Over 3,000 gallons: $6.00 per 1000 gallons
  • Drought Surcharge: Varies with drought level conditions

Sewer Rates

Inside City Limits

  • $13.08 per month
  • $2.24 per 1000 gallons of water consumption*

Outside City Limits  

  • $17.67 per month
  • $2.24 per 1000 gallons of water consumption*
 *Consumption calculated based on average monthly water used October-March


Garbage Rates

Residential

Basic Weekly Service
Collection days are based on location.

  • Inside City Limits $17.00 per month
  • Outside City Limits $34.00 per month
  • Truck Replacement Fee: $2.12 per month
  • Solid Waste Management (SWM) Fee: $3.31 per month

Commercial

Basic Service includes 1 container per business collected weekly.
Collection days are based on location.

** Number of extra containers and/or extra pickups determined by business needs and volume of trash

  • Inside City Limits 
    • Basic Weekly Service for One Container: $53.86 per month
    • Truck Replacement Fee: $2.12 per month per container
    • Solid Waste Management (SWM) Fee: $3.31 per month
    • Additional Containers: $42.45 per month each 
    • Additional Pickups: $26.53 per container
  • Outside City Limits 
    • Basic Weekly Service for One Container: $107.72 per month
    • Truck Replacement Fee: $2.16 per month per container
    • Solid Wast Management (SWM) Fee: $3.31 per month
    • Additional Containers: $86.60 per month each
    • Additional Pickups: $54.12 per container

Delinquent Accounts

In the event that any such bill is not paid within 15 days of the billing date, then connection to the city electrical and water systems may be cut off on a date certain as shown on the bill, without further written notice. Automated phone calls will be placed to the phone number(s) listed on the customer's account 24 hours prior to any utilities being disconnected. The delinquent notice portion of the bill shall: 

  1.   Inform customer that authorized agents of the city may disconnect or discontinue any or all utility services to the customer without further written notice if the bill is not paid by the "disconnect date for current charges." 
  2.   Contain the disconnect date for current charges, which shall not be less than ten business days from the due date, inclusively. 
  3.   Contain the balance due, including any delinquent penalty. 
  4.   Inform the delinquent customers of their right to meet with a customer service representative and of the office hours during which a customer service representative is available. 

Delinquent Penalty

The delinquent penalty shall be ten percent on the past due balance and shall be assessed effective on the day of delinquency as shown on the bill.