Firm Water Use

Enter Water Meter Reading

Log in to enter your water meter reading.

LOG IN

Be WaterSmart

Apply for rebates and other water conservation programs.

LEARN MORE

Water use schedules

Find LCRA customers’ watering schedules.

VIEW LIST

LCRA Firm Customers

LCRA supplies raw water to more than 120 firm customers.

view list

Pending contract applications

Applications for over 500 acre-feet require LCRA Board approval.

VIEW LIST

Have a question?

800-776-5272, ext. 7701

CONTACT US

Customers such as municipalities, industries and temporary water users in the LCRA water service area must secure a firm water supply contract from LCRA to use water from the Highland Lakes or lower Colorado River. Firm water is available even during a severe drought.

House Bill 1437 authorizes LCRA to also provide raw water to some entities in Williamson County.


Contracts

Municipal, industrial and large-scale irrigation use

LCRA's rate for firm water used is $145 an acre-foot per year. LCRA's rate for firm water reserved for future use is $72.50 an acre-foot per year. The reservation fee helps pay the cost of storing and managing reserved water supplies. The total amount of water under contract with LCRA sets the Maximum Annual Quantity (MAQ). LCRA's rate for use in excess of the MAQ – known as the “firm water inverted block fee” – is $290 an acre-foot per year.

LCRA municipal, industrial and large-scale irrigation water use customers are required to develop a water conservation plan and implement a drought contingency plan. LCRA must approve the plans before a water sale contract is executed.

Reference materials



Landscape irrigation and recreation use

LCRA offers long-term landscape irrigation and recreation contracts to property owner associations, parks and commercial properties. The contracts are for up to 10 years and up to 20 acre-feet per year. LCRA's rate for landscape irrigation and recreation use is $145 an acre-foot per year.

Landscape irrigation and recreation use water customers are required to develop a water conservation plan and a drought contingency plan. LCRA must approve the plans before a water sale contract is executed.

Reference materials

LCRA requires landscape irrigation and recreation use customers to follow a maximum twice-a-week outdoor watering schedule.



Temporary raw water use

LCRA offers temporary water contracts for up to 10 acre-feet per year for up to three years. LCRA's rate for temporary raw water use is $145 an acre-foot per year. There is a different contract and application process for temporary contracts for more than 10 acre-feet per year or longer than three years – see landscape irrigation and recreation use.

LCRA requires its temporary raw water use customers to implement a drought contingency plan. LCRA must approve the plan before a water sale contract is executed.

Reference materials

LCRA requires temporary use customers to follow a maximum twice-a-week outdoor watering schedule.