The City provides water, wastewater and trash collection services to its residents. The following is a brief summary of our billing policies and rates for all persons obtaining water, wastewater and trash collection services from the City of Keene.
|Office Location:||City Hall – 1000 N. Old Betsy Rd.|
|Hours:||Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Phone number:||(817) 641-3336|
|Billing date:||20th of each month|
|Bill due date:||7th of each month|
Check out the map at the link below to see who's CCN you are in for water/sewer:
To Start Service
To start water, wastewater and trash collection services, present a completed New Service Application (see Forms), along with a government issued picture ID and the security deposit at City Hall. Renters should bring a copy of their lease or rental agreement.
The water meter and the contents of the water meter box is property of the City of Keene. Only city personnel is authorized to access this box and turn on water service. Note: By City Ordinance it is unlawful for any person, other than an employee of the City of Keene Water Department, acting on behalf of the City, to engage, disengage, or otherwise tamper with any water meter.
To Transfer Service
If you have existing service and are moving to another location in Keene, you wiull need to bring a government issued picture ID and lease (if you are renting) to City Hall.
To Stop Service
If you are moving out of Keene and need to have your service disconnected, a serivce termination form will need to be filled out and returned to City Hall. You are responsible for the bill until the City has been properly notified and service has been disconnected.
|Security Deposits||w/o Credit Check||w/ Credit Check|
|Residential each Water Meter, including Sprinkler||$200.00|
|Residential Wastewater and Trash Collection Account||$200.00|
|Trash Collection Account||$25.00|
New Account Application Fee
Credit Check (optional)
|Outside City Limits||$300.00|
|Residential Service, inside City limits, water, wastewater & trash|
|Water Base rate, includes 1st 1,000 gals||$25.00|
|Each additional 1,000 gals water, up to 20,000||$8.70|
|Each additional 1,000 gals water, up to 75,000||$9.20|
|Each additional 1,000 gals water, over 75,000||$10.20|
|Residential Service, outside City limits, water, wastewater & trash|
|Water Base rate, includes 1st 1,000 gals||$37.50|
|Each additional 1,000 gals water, up to 20,000||$13.05|
|Each additional 1,000 gals water, up to 75,000||$13.80|
|Each additional 1,000 gals water, over 75,000||$15.30|
|Residential Wastewater, inside City limits, based on water usage|
|Base rate, includes 1st 1,000||$33.86|
|Each additional 1,000 gals||$1.27|
|Service maximum (13,000)||$49.10|
|Service without Keene water (Flat Rate)||$49.10|
|Residential Wastewater, outside City limits, based on water usage|
|Base rate, includes 1st 1,000 gals||$50.79|
|Each additional 1,000 gals||$1.91|
|Service maximum (13,000)||$73.65|
|Service without Keene water (Flat Rate)||$73.65|
|Reconnection and other Fees|
|Water, Wastewater & trash, during business hours||$50.00|
|Wastewater without Keene water||$500.00|
|Late Payment Fee||10%|
|NSF Check Fee||$25.00|
|Customer turning on the water service||$200.00|
|Bypassing the City system in any way||$500.00|
|Commercial Service, based on meter size|
|Base Rate, ¾ inch meter, includes 1st 1,000 gals||$66.50|
|Base Rate, 1 ½ inch meter, include 1st 1,000 gals||$133.00|
|Base Rate, 2 – 4 inch meter, includes 1st 1,000 gals||$320.00|
|Each additional 1,000 gals, up to 20,000 gals||$8.70|
|Each additional 1,000 gals, up to 75,000 gals||$9.20|
|Each additional 1,000 gals, over 75,000 gals||$10.20|
|Trash Collection Service, including sales tax|
|Residential, inside City, 1 cart, 1 time weekly pickup||$11.37||PLUS TAX|
|Residential, outside City, 1 cart, 1 time weekly pickup||$16.95||PLUS TAX|
|Additional Cart, each (up to 2 additional)||$3.31||PLUS TAX|
|Commercial, inside City, 1 cart, 1 time weekly pickup||$17.57||PLUS TAX|
|Additional Cart, each (up to 2 additional)||$3.31||PLUS TAX|
Commercial collection, dumpsters, contact Republic Services directly at (254) 221-4416.
All bills are due and payable by the 7th of each month.
Bills not paid by the 7th of the month are subject to a ten percent (10%) penalty and notice of termination for nonpayment by the term notice date is mailed out.
Bills not paid by the termination date are subject to service interruption until the outstanding balance along the reconnection fee has been paid. Accounts not reconnected 10 days after service interruption may be closed and the deposit applied to the outstanding balance. To reconnect after the account has been closed requires payment of the outstanding balance and a new security deposit.
The water department is located at City Hall, and may be reached by telephone at 817-641-3336 x119. Office hours are weekdays, 8am to 5pm, excluding holidays.
New customers must pay a deposit of $200.00 before service is connected. To pay your deposit, please come to City Hall and show your driver's license. If you are renting, please also bring a copy of your lease agreement.
View, download and complete the Water Service Packet.
Water bills are due on the seventh of each month. If the seventh falls on a weekend or holiday, the bill is due on the next business day. A 10% late charge is incurred if your bill is not paid on time. If your bill is still unpaid by the 19th of the month, your service will be subject to disconnection.
There are three ways to pay your bill. You may pay in person, online, or by mail. For more information about each payment method, read our payment instructions.
Rates and Fees
Keene's water, sewer, and garbage pick-up services are all rolled into one bill, for your convenience. For complete information about our rates and fees, including residential and commercial service, read our rate schedule.
Check for Leaks
One of the first indications of a water leak is an unexplained increase in the usage amount and dollar amount on your monthly water bill. If there is an increase in usage that cannot be explained otherwise, there is a possibility that you have a water leak. Check for leaks.