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Electricity

The energy market in Texas is deregulated, meaning that customers are able to select the electricity provider of their choice who best fits their needs. CenterPoint energy provides the electric infrastructure for the numerous electric distributors in the area. For more information on electrical service options and rates for your business, please click here.


Natural Gas

CenterPoint Energy is the natural gas provider in Richmond and in the greater Houston area. Large industrial consumers may contract for the provision of natural gas through other providers. For more information on CenterPoint's Natural Gas services, please click here

 

Water & Wastewater

Water rates are based upon the meter size and on consumption amounts. 

 

Minimum Water Rates Based Upon Meter Size

5/8 inch meter $15 minimum monthly charge
1 inch meter $21 minimum monthly charge
1.5 inch meter $27 minimum monthly charge
2 inch meter $43.50 minimum monthly charge
3 inch meter $165 minimum monthly charge
4 inch meter $210 minimum monthly charge
6 inch meter $315 minimum monthly charge
8 inch meter $435 minimum monthly charge
10 inch meter $600 minimum monthly charge

Volumetric Water Rates for Commercial Users

Commercial  $2.34 per 1,000 gallons
Industrial $3.79 per 1,000 gallons
Cooling Towers $5.08 per 1,000 gallons

Irrigation Volumetric Rates

 

First 5,000 gallons $3.46 per 1,000 gallons
Usage per 1,000 gallons over 5,000 $3.71 per 1,000 gallons
Usage per 1,000 gallons over 10,000 $3.96 per 1,000 gallons
Usage per 1,000 gallons over 20,000 $4.21 per 1,000 gallons
Usage per 1,000 gallons over 50,000 $4.46 per 1,000 gallons
Usage per 1,000 gallons over 75,000 $4.71 per 1,000 gallons

Wastewater Rates

First 2,000 gallons (minimum) $20 minimum monthly charge
Usage per 1,000 gallons over 2,000 $3 volumetric rate

 

Commercial Garbage Pickup 

Monthly rates will be set according to volume and frequency of pickups. 

 

 

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