Utility Billing Department
For our customer's convenience, utility payments may be made at 400 PORTER STREET during regular hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by using the After Hours Drop Box. Please do not make cash payments in the drop box.
Online Utility Bill Payment
Pay water and garbage bills online by visiting our online payments website. A $3 processing fee will be charged for this service. Check with your bank provider for their policies regarding online payment. Some banks require up to 10 days to make your payment and late fees could apply if your bank does not get your payment to us on time.
Automatic Bank Drafting ServiceIn an effort to provide better service, the City offers electronic bank drafting service for monthly water bill payments. This can be arranged by the Utility Billing Department. Complete the Automatic Bank Draft Authorization Form.
Credit Card Payment by Telephone
Customers may pay their water utility bill by telephone using a MasterCard or Visa credit card. To pay by telephone through an automated line with a credit card, customers may call 888-630-1666. A $3.00 convenience fee will be charged on all credit card transactions.
Water and Wastewater Service InformationCustomers who wish to start, stop, or transfer water services must contact the City Hall Administration/Utility Billing offices, 400 Porter St., during normal business hours: 8am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday and complete a service contract.
- New Service: May be done in person or online here. If you choose to activate services in person at City Hall, you must present a valid photo ID, copy of a lease or closing papers, and pay a deposit and activation fee. Requests after 3:00 pm will be connected the following day. A $100 deposit is required along with a $25 connection fee.
- If an account has not been active for 6 months or longer an inspection is required before an application can be processed. Please contact the Planning and Development division at 512-365-3863.
- Transfer of Service: Must be done in person, submit an application and present a Valid Photo ID and copy of lease or closing papers.
- Stop or disconnect service: May be done by phone or in person. Deposits will be applied to the balance on the final bill. Please provide a forwarding address for the final bill and possible refund due.
- Reconnects: Requests must be received before 3 pm for same day service. An additional $50 fee will be charged for reconnects after hours.
- Wastewater use is estimated based on your water use. Once a year, customer accounts are monitored for what are typically the lowest usage for the months of December, January and February and then averaged to get your wastewater rate per month for the next 12 months.
- Confidentiality forms are available to ensure your account information remains private. A copy of the form is available here.
Water / Sewer Problems
If your water service has been suddenly interrupted and you do not know the cause, please call the Utility Billing Department during normal business hours at 512-352-2066 and after hours due to an emergency situation, call 512-352-3251.
When water service has been discontinued for non-payment of a bill, the full amount of the bill plus a $25.00 reconnection fee must be paid before service is reinstated. Customers should contact the Utility Billing Department to report water leaks, main breaks, or water quality problems. For sewer related problems, please call 512-352-3251.
RatesView the current 2018-2019 Fee Schedule.
Water Meter TamperingIn an effort to deter losses in water revenue, service calls and meter repair, any detected water meter tampering will be reported to the police, investigated and, whenever possible, charges filed.
Tampering with a water meter is a Class A misdemeanor in Texas and punishable by a fine not to exceed $4000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed 1 year, or both. Individuals responsible for tampering may also incur civil liability and additional fees. Call 512-352-5551 if you suspect someone has been tampering with a water meter.
Learn how you can conserve water and save money on your water bill by visiting the Water Use It Wisely website.
Garbage and Recycling Pick Up - Waste Connections (formerly Progressive Waste Solutions)New service is established at the same time your water account is opened. Residents within the city limits not on city water may only opt to receive garbage service.
Tree Limbs: All residents who pay a City of Taylor utility bill and receive garbage service are entitled to once-a-week pickup of brush placed at the curb. Please, no limbs longer than four feet and the brush pile should be no larger than five cubic yards each time. Place at the curb the same day as your regular trash pickup. Any pile larger than this may be picked up for an additional fee. Please call 866-282-3508 to request an estimate.
Bulk Items: Large items may be placed at the curb on your regular pickup day, such as mattresses, sofas, most household items. No construction materials will be picked up. Carpet must be cut into manageable pieces to be discarded. Any item containing Freon will be picked up only after the Freon has been removed and a tag attached verifying this.
Call 512-352-2066 for missed pickups or damaged cart replacement.
For additional services such as a temporary roll-off dumpster, please call Waste Connections at 512-282-3508.
NEW: Curbside Recycling Program | Waste Connections
Bin Delivery Began: Thursday, February 15, 2018
First Recyling Pickup: Monday, February 26, 2018
First Billing Begins: Monday, March 5, 2018
For single-family homes that are currently on the city's Trash Collection Program
While regular trash pickup happens every week, the blue 95-gallon recycling containers will be emptied only every other week.
- Cost per month per home is $2.50 for the first year
- Cost after the first year is $3.25 per month
PICKUP TIME: Please have carts outside at your curb by
7 a.m. on your pickup day.
NOTE: Bottle caps and plastic lids may be recycled, but WC asks they be removed from the bottles. If attached, the caps and lids shoot off during the compaction process and can be dangerous to workers.
Recycling Center - 1606 N. Main St. - Closing permanently on March 28, 2018
Williamson County Recycling Information
- Hutto Recycle Center (Waste Management)
- 101 Landfill Road
Hutto, TX 76574
- Mon-Fri 7am - 5pm; Sat 7am- 12 noon
- Most items accepted FREE of charge; check the website for details; no longer accepting televisions or monitors.
- 101 Landfill Road
- Williamson County Recycle Center is located between Weir and Granger and accepts most household hazardous chemicals FOR A FEE. They also accept plastics, paper, cardboard, phone books, and metal free if sorted. They DO NOT accept explosives, gas cylinders, pharmaceuticals or bio waste.
- 495 CR156
- Thurs. and Friday 8am to 5pm; Sat. 8am to 12 noon
- Helios (ReGlue) has a location in Taylor and accepts computers to refurbish and distribute to children who cannot afford a computer or Internet access.
- Reglue (The Helios Project)
c/o Ken Starks
307 Ferguson Street
Taylor, Tx 76574
- Reglue (The Helios Project)
You must select your own electric provider. Visit the Power to Choose website at https://www.saveonenergy.com/power-to-choose/ to find a provider that best meets your needs.
- ATMOS Gas
- Phone: 1-800-460-3030 - Customer Service
- Phone: 1-800-817-8090 - Emergency /DocumentCenter/View/9612/FY2018-19-Fee-Schedule-