Impact fees are charged to new development to offset its impact on existing water and wastewater facilities. Impact fees help pay the cost of building or expanding facilities in order to provide the adequate service that a new development requires. These fees are updated every five years. Resolution 2017-2 (PDF), adopted by the Benbrook Water Authority (BWA) Board of Directors on January 10, 2017, established the current Impact Fee Schedule (PDF).
New residential, commercial or industrial development can increase water consumption and wastewater volume significantly. The increased demand may require the creation of greater storage capacity, additional pumping capability or expanded treatment facilities.