Utility Billing Discounts
Senior Citizen Water Bill Discount
If you are a senior citizen living in Alvin, Texas, you may qualify for a discount on your water bill. A 20% discount to the minimum base rate will be offered for the first increment of water usage up to and including 2,000 gallons.
To receive the discount, you must:
- Be at least 65 years old
- Live at the address listed on the application
- Be a single-family residential customer
- Have the water/sewer bill in your name
To apply for the discount, you must complete an application form and establish proof of your age and address. A copy of one of the following is needed for eligibility:
- Texas Driver's License
- Texas Department of Public Safety Identification
- Birth Certificate
- Other - a document that states your date of birth
The preferred method of receiving this form is to deliver it in person to the Utility Billing Department at:
City of Alvin City Hall
216 West Sealy
Copies of this form will be on hand in the Utility Billing Department.
Emailed, faxed or mailed version of this form, along with required documentation is acceptable. Applicant is responsible for contacting the Utility Billing Office to ensure receipt of your application.
If you have any other questions about this discount, please contact the Utility Billing Department by phone 281-388-4264 or email.
- How much is the current rate versus the discount rate?
With the discount, the charge for water up to 2,000 gallons, is $17.07 (water). The same charge without the discount is $24.39 (water). The discount does not apply to sewer or garbage charges. It only applies to base rate water charges.
- When will I see the discount take effect?
The discount will take effect on the next bill after submitting the application.
- If I live outside City Limits do I still qualify?
To qualify for the Senior Citizen Discount residents must reside inside City Limits.
- What if I live in an apartment?
The senior discount only applies to single-family residential customers who pay their water bill directly to the City of Alvin.
- Where can I obtain an application?
Applications may be obtained at City Hall in the Utility Billing Department, or downloaded online (PDF).
- How may applications be submitted to the City?
In-person delivery to the Utility Billing Department at: City Hall, 216 West Sealy, Alvin Texas. Also, the application along with required documentation may be emailed, faxed 281-388-4265) or mailed to the Utility Billing Department. Applicants will be responsible for contacting the Utility Billing Office to ensure receipt of their application.