Public Works News & Updates

Latest updates from the Public Works Department regarding utility billing, street/sign maintenance, trash/recycling, and water/sewer repairs.

Westlake Town Council Adopts Utility Rate Increase for October 1

Posted September 6, 2022

The decision to apply a rate increase is primarily due to increasing costs passed down from the Town’s water and wastewater treatment providers, The City of Fort Worth and Trinity River Authority (TRA), as well as the Town’s increasing water consumption. The new increase will be approximately 5% across the board. 

The new rates take effect October 1, 2022 & will first appear on your October bill, which will be issued on November 8th. To view the new rates, click here.

2022 Sewer Billing to be Determined by Winter Quarter Average

Posted 01/31/2022

Every year, the Town of Westlake Utility Billing reviews every resident's water usage from December through February in order to calculate their sewer bill for the upcoming year. New sewer charges will show on the April bills.

Please see our dedicated Winter Quarter Averaging page for more details.

Taking Care of our Sewer Lines

Now that many of us are spending more time at home, a friendly reminder to take care of our sewer & septic systems. Here’s a list of things we should not flush down the toilet:

  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Baby wipes or cosmetic wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Cotton balls
  • Bandages
  • Cotton swabs
  • Dental floss
  • Contact lenses
  • Diapers
  • Medication
  • Kitty litter
  • Bleach

These are all things that could cause expensive damage or clogging to our sewer collection systems.  Such damages would be 100% preventable by following these guidelines. It’s important that we all work together during this time to keep our community functioning.