Utilities

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Electricity and Natural Gas

Round Rock is within the deregulated Texas electricity market, which means customers can choose their retail electricity provider (REP) and therefore obtain some of the lowest utility rates in Central Texas.

Current (2015) energy rates have been close to all-time lows, with fixed prices ranging from 4.7-5.0 cents/kWh, depending on usage patterns, terms, and market conditions. Oncor remains the “wires company” that services outages and meter reading no matter which REP you select. Commercial customers should expect additional Oncor “pass-through” distribution charges, which can range from 1-15 cents/kWh (with a mean around 3 cents/kWh). Typically, the larger and more efficient a commercial user is, the lower their pass-through rate will be. Note that Oncor is still regulated by the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

The Round Rock Chamber Electric Coalition is a resource available to chamber investors to assist businesses in obtaining the most competitive contract from prescreened retail electric providers. Administered by nrg SimplySmart, the coalition helps members manage their account before, during, and after the contact term. For more information about the coalition, please visit the electric coalition page.

Gas

Gas service is provided by Atmos Energy, which serves many areas in Williamson County, including Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, and Taylor. It also services Pflugerville and several other parts of Travis County.

Water and Wastewater Service

The City of Round Rock provides water and wastewater service to its citizens. Current water facilities can treat and deliver a peak day capacity of up to 56.5 million gallons per day. In addition, the city currently has the capacity to treat up to 17.1 million gallons per day of wastewater.

Please visit the city’s GIS website for maps of water and waste water lines. You can find more information at the city’s utilities and environmental services website.